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To honor and celebrate women in art and the world at large, we need to support the creation of a sculpture that captures the strength, wisdom, and beauty of a female figure in the same imposing scope and scale as Michelangelo’s David. Jyl Bonaguro, one of only a few large-scale female sculptors in the world, is committed to realizing this vision by creating a powerful, timeless 17 foot tall masterpiece from a single block of marble: Modern Athena.
To prepare for the Modern Athena Monument, Jyl Bonaguro is currently hand carving a 2,000-pound block of marble into a 48-inch scale version to exhibit in Chicago. Read the history of Modern Athena
Her fundraising goal is $400,000. Your tax-deductible contribution will help her obtain the marble, execute the carving over a 3 year period, exhibit it, and develop a documentary film to increase awareness of this important art form. To date, she is the proud recipient of 2021 grants from the Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation $2,000 and the Illinois Arts Council Agency $3,225 for the Modern Athena sculpture.
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Modern Athena Monument is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) charity. Contributions made payable to Fractured Atlas for the purposes of Modern Athena Monument are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. If you receive a reward in exchange for your donation, the fair market value of that reward will reduce the tax-deductible portion of your donation. The value of the reward you receive will be included in your donation receipt.
This program is partially supported by grants from the following:
Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation
Illinois Arts Council Agency