At the intersection of public art and historical trauma

Across the United States and many other countries, there is a vigorous and complex discussion underway over the nature of public art in remembering and revising history. Statues of Confederate generals and Christopher Columbus , among others, are being toppled, while new memorials to advocates for racial and gender equality are being proposed, developed and installed. Piper Prolago Art history and anthropology major Piper Prolago is immersing herself in this fascinating domain through an exploration of commemorative public art and its efficacy in addressing historical traumas. Prolago is carrying out her investigations as a participant in the Tulsa Undergraduate […]


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