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Debate Grows Over Cop-Pig Art Decision

by Thomas Breen | Oct 21, 2016 12:12 pm | Comments (18)

Thomas Breen Photo Paul Bass PhotoAfter bothering at least one correctional worker and one police officer, Gordon Skinner’s depiction of a pig cop provoked a different kind of complaint at a Ninth Square gathering Thursday night:  Why was the work moved from its original perch?

That led to a broader set of questions: Whose voices matter, how much, and why?

Those questions were raised at Artspace’s Orange Street gallery Thursday night as close to 50 artists, students, activists and community members gathered to discuss the social value of controversial public art, and how both an institution and a city should respond to calls for that art to be altered or taken down.

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Why #ChangeTheName

by Lucy Gellman | Oct 19, 2016 8:02 am | Comments (2)

Lucy Gellman Photo Should Yale University change the name of Calhoun College?

Adding his voice to a debate that has been raging for over a year, Yale professor and film historian Charlie Musser, director of the five-DVD box set Pioneers of African American Cinema and author of the new Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s, says yes. He came on WNHH radio’s “The Tom Ficklin Show” to discuss why.

Below is a selection of the interview.

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