ARCH: Partnership with Monument Lab
Bryn Mawr College’s ARCH Project (Art Remediating College Histories), in partnership with Monument Lab, is a multi-year collaboration to design a process and commission a campus public artwork that responds to the legacy of exclusionary practices at the College. This vital work builds on previous and ongoing College-supported efforts by students, staff, alumni, and faculty to reveal and repair harm, ensuring a reckoning with Bryn Mawr College’s history and a clear-sighted look at the way to a future of inclusion and reconciliation.
On behalf of the College, Monument Lab and a circle of campus collaborators have extended an open call to artists to propose an enduring campus public artwork in response to the question, What stories are missing from Bryn Mawr College? All members of the Bryn Mawr community, including alumnae/i, are encouraged to submit proposals. In response to this call, interested artists are invited to submit a statement of interest along with a work sample and resume through an online form, due November 8, 2022, if they would like to be considered for the project. Upon receipt of artist submissions, the project’s Artist Advisory Committee will select 5 artists to submit a final proposal. These finalists will be invited to campus for optional site visits and asked to submit a final proposal. In late March 2023, artists will be invited to share their proposals with the College community publicly through in-person presentations. Informed by community feedback, the Artist Advisory Committee’s decision-making process will result in a final recommendation that will be delivered to the College’s President and Board of Trustees. Based on the Committee’s recommendation, the Board will make a final decision by late April 2023.