UK looking to contextualize controversial mural

UK looking to contextualize controversial mural

LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - The University of Kentucky is asking for new artwork to help contextualize a controversial mural on campus.

The artwork in Memorial Hall depicts slaves working in a field. The artwork was covered, but officials decided to uncover it and present it with other art to provide historical context.

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The university is taking submissions from Kentucky-based artists.

The finalists will be revealed in November. The new artwork will be installed during summer 2018.

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