in Oxford Art Online
P ublished online October 2011 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Art, Land Art, and Environmental Art; Sculpture and Carving; 18th-Century Art; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 3109 words.
Objects created to remind viewers of specific individuals or events (see also Public monument). At its inception, the United States faced fundamental questions of what the new nation...