The artists Derrick Adams and Tiffany Chung visited the District of Columbia War Memorial in anticipation...
The artists Derrick Adams and Tiffany Chung visited the District of Columbia War Memorial in anticipation of an exhibition on the National Mall.

The National Mall in Washington, which hosted the AIDS Memorial Quilt in 1987 and a remembrance for Covid-19 victims last year, will have its green acres transformed into a temporary exhibition next summer that reimagines the role of monuments in the telling of American history.

The exhibition, announced on Wednesday by the Trust for the National Mall, is part of a $4.5 million initiative for new programming at the park that emphasizes equity and inclusivity.

“Normally for artists, you work in isolation, but this is about being vulnerable and acknowledging the audience,” said Derrick Adams, a sculptor and one of the six artists commissioned for the project.

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