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On August 20, 2020, the Parrish opened Field of Dreams, their inaugural sculpture exhibition created to extend the galleries outdoors and activate the Museum’s meadows with work that engages and responds to the Parrish’s architecture and landscape. The exhibition series is part of the Museum’s new Art in the Meadow initiative that enlivens the grounds with performances, projections, and works of art.

Theaster Gates’s Monument in Waiting, 2020, responds to the current national reckoning with monuments and historical figures upheld across public spaces and raises questions of why some narratives are celebrated over others—particularly as they relate to the preservation of Black cultural and social histories. Comprising repurposed stone plinths placed upon a large granite plaza, devoid of a figure, Monument in Waiting is a contemporary ruin that both deconstructs and preserves the concept of monument.