ACAC Provide Recommendations for More Diverse Public Art
The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is providing a set of recommendations for UGA's Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community to improve diversity among the university's outdoor public art.
In an open letter to university administrators, the Cultural Affairs Commission characterized the outdoor public art and historical markers on the University's historic North Campus as "from the dominant white culture" and urged the university to provide greater representation and context.
To do this, the Cultural Affairs Commission urged the Task Force to allocate $250,000 towards three new art pieces that they say will better represent a diverse community. The commission also recommends that $40,000 be dedicated to revising the texts of existing markers to portray a more accurate representation of the individuals and events that formed UGA.
The Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community is accepting public comments until October first.