From June 19—21 Washington National Cathedral is partnering with Reclaiming the Monument for a special public light projection in celebration of Juneteenth.

Reclaiming the Monument is a public art project based out of Richmond, VA whose light projections on Richmond’s Lee Monument in 2020 gained international attention. The temporary exhibit will transpose images of the Cathedral’s own stained-glass onto the west façade of the building along with images of emancipation figures. The lighting is part of the Cathedral’s Light in the Darkness project focused on the removal and replacement of two stained-glass windows dedicated to Confederate generals.

The light projection is in conjunction with the forum, When Monuments Attack: America’s Struggle with Racialized Symbolism. 

Before the lighting on June 21, we’ll have food trucks and music on the Cathedral grounds. Bring your friends for this community event!