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August 10   -   ArtsJournal: music

Another Public Sculpture Criticized For Mucking With Native American Culture (And This One's In A Rather Odd Spot)

This past spring, Sam Durant's Scaffold at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis drew enough criticism that the piece was disassembled entirely. (At least they held off on burning it .) This month, the dispute is over Del Geist's Bowfort Towers, a piece, meant to pay tribute to Blackfoot culture, that the city of Calgary has sited at an interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway.


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