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At a fundamental level, art is intended to elicit an emotional response. Sculpture in public spaces in particular can be a lightning rod for controversy, possibly due to the implication that the piece will remain for a significant period of time or that a community value is manifested in the statue itself.
… Since its inception, issues surrounding sculpture’s appropriate placement, as well as funding, have made it an object of controversy more often than celebration. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We’ll talk about art in public spaces, some famous, some obscure, but always worth a second look.
Lecturer: Denise Drum Baker