Museum of Modern Art Will Display Monument to Martyrs Slated for N.Y. Park
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Museum of Modern Art Will Display Monument to Martyrs Slated for N.Y. Park

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The Museum of Modern Art will put on exhibition tomorrow a six-foot scale model of Louis Kahn’s “Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs,” commissioned by the Committee to Commemorate the Six Million Jewish Martyrs. The group represents nearly 50 national and local Jewish organizations, and the monument was designed for a site in Battery Park near an Emma Lazarus Tablet and overlooking the Statue of Liberty. It has been approved in principle by the city parks department and city art commission, and it is hoped the work can be completed by 1970. The monument consists of seven glass piers placed on a square granite pedestal. The center pier has been given the character of a small chapel into which people may enter. The walls of the chapel will be inscribed. The six piers around the center, all of equal dimensions, are blank. Mr. Kahn was selected to design the monument by an art advisory committee of architects, art historians and museum curators, under the chairmanship of David L. Kreeger, a Washington attorney and Jewish leader.

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