Listen to Harriet Senie, professor at Contemporary American Art and the Graduate Center and City College, on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show discussing New York City’s vow to take a closer look at “symbols of hate on city property.” Dr. Senie is also a member of the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers.
After the Charlottesville protests, New York City has vowed to take a closer look at “all symbols of hate on city property.” Harriet Senie, a member of the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers, a public art scholar and a professor of art history at the City College of New York, discusses the city’s many statues and the complicated issue of memorialization.
“In this political climate, people are frustrated and feel a need to do something. Removing statues is a symbolic act, it will not eradicate racism,” said Professor Senie.
Listen to the full broadcast here.