Memorial Site Sculptures for Freedom Park at Navy Pier

  • Commissioning Entity

    The USS Midway

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    San Diego, California, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Mandi Mueller

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (504) 756-9881

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    For nearly 100 years, Navy Pier has anchored San Diego’s waterfront—from its origins as the Naval Supply Corps headquarters to the final resting place of the USS Midway. The pier reflects the rich heritage of how hard-working, everyday Americans help preserve our freedoms through service, sacrifice, and support of our military. To drop anchor at Navy Pier, the USS Midway Museum and the Port of San Diego made a commitment to someday build a park. Nearly two decades later, the remarkable success of the USS Midway Museum and new neighboring parking options have made that promise possible. The USS Midway is seeking to create two life-sized bronze memorial monuments. Artists are invited to provide proposals for one or both of the monuments.
    1. A sculpture of John William Finn, a San Diego native and enlisted sailor who was awarded the Medal of Honor award.
    2. A Family & Sacrifice sculpture featuring different types of family members along with a single female, Barbara Cox.