Visual Arts: M.I.T.’s Memorial to Officer Sean Collier — Mundane Rather than Marvelous

June 17, 2015
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M.I.T.’s Sean Collier Memorial does not make a full-bodied artistic statement — it does not elicit a strongly felt aesthetic or visceral reaction.

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Visual Arts: The Edward M. Kennedy Institute — A Minimalist Sculptural Memorial

April 15, 2015
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In an architectural sense, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute is too quiet a visual statement.

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Poetry Review: A “Memorial” Written in a Voice That Does Not Break

September 23, 2012
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Alice Oswald’s “Memorial” begins with a list of 214 names, a bare, sorrowful cousin to the ship’s roll. If you know the old stories, you’ll begin to recognize some names, and then start to look forward to others.

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