Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Message: Conversation surrounding public art on our campus

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

There has been much discussion today about a public art exhibit on our campus featuring an artist’s depiction of an American flag. Our Spencer Museum, along with other institutions nationally, have participated in this year-long series of exhibits intended to foster difficult conversations.

Over the course of the day, the conversation around this display has generated public safety concerns for our campus community. While we want to foster difficult dialogue, we cannot allow that dialogue to put our people or property in harm’s way.

We have begun the process of relocating the exhibit to the Spencer Museum of Art, where we can continue the important conversation it has generated.

Sincerely,

Doug

Douglas A. Girod
Chancellor

 



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