A Stone of Hope

“Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

MLK Memorial

The MLK Memorial is by far the more engaging and dynamic design of the monuments on The National Mall. Rather than enshrine or entomb the leader, the entire memorial site is a manifestation of Martin Luther King Jr’s words, beliefs, and actions.

It’s heavy handed symbolism can be forgiven for the raw and frank statement it makes. MLK was not a perfect man. None are. But he was an inspiration and catalyst for change that worked to heal a nation.

And that is represented by the unfinished carving of a man steadfast in his beliefs; just as all great men pass away unfinished in their pursuit to be better and do better.

It is inspiring.

The Greatest Photographic Image Mankind has Ever Produced

The Hubble Legacy Field image is the greatest photographic image mankind has ever produced because it is the culmination of human and scientific pursuits since the beginning of our existence. Everything we have ever done has got us to the point of producing this image.

For more information please visit the home page of the Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Legacy Field combines observations taken by several Hubble deep-field surveys. In 1995, the Hubble Deep Field captured several thousand previously unseen galaxies. The subsequent Hubble Ultra Deep Field from 2004 revealed nearly 10,000 galaxies in a single image. The 2012 Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, was assembled by combining ten years of NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations taken of a patch of sky within the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field.

Art in Church

The installation is located in the center of the nave, allowing visitors to walk just below, and thus change their point of view on the work. Due to the incredible space available inside the monument, guests have access to many perspectives on the artwork.

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