Sculpture Dedication and Lecture: “The Role of Memorials and Monuments”

On Tuesday, September 5th, the Wright Museum of World War II is thrilled to announce the dedication ceremony of “The Homecoming” a sculpture created by renowned artist Robert Shure of Skylight Studios, Woburn, MA. The dedication ceremony will take place on September 5th, 2023, at 5:00 pm in the Remembrance Garden of the Wright Museum. The dedication will be followed by light refreshments and a talk by Timothy Parker, Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Norwich University, which will commence at 7:00 pm.

From the smallest village to the largest cities, memorials and monuments abound. Join the Wright Museum of WWII as we dedicate our new outdoor sculpture and hear Timothy Parker discuss the role of monuments and sculpture in our society.

Following the lecture, sculptor Robert Shure will discuss his work, The Homecoming, the Wright Museum’s newest outdoor exhibit.

Dr. Timothy Parker regularly teaches survey and elective courses on the history and theory of art and architecture, research methodologies, and a graduate-level thesis research studio. Parker is a licensed architect with a doctorate in architectural history and theory (University of Texas at Austin, 2010), a Master of Arts in philosophy (California State University, Long Beach, 2001), and a Bachelor of Architecture (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1990).

Robert Shure attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University. He received a Master of Fine Arts for sculpture in 1973 and graduated cum laude. In 1990, Shure combined both the Cascieri-di Biccari studio and the Caproni company into a new studio at a new location in Woburn, Massachusetts. Skylight Studios is one of the largest and most active studios of its type in the country. The studio works with a worldwide clientele of committees, museums, institutions, government bodies, and architects. Continuing the tradition, Shure’s studio, staffed with assistants and artisans, is actively working on many diverse and significant sculpture-related projects.

The dedication ceremony is free and open to the public and begins at 5:00 pm. The lecture program begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5th at the Wright Museum’s DuQuoin Education Center, 77 Center Street in Wolfeboro. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at or by calling 603-569-1212.