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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The mural inside Memorial Hall was created by Anne Rice OHanlon in 1934. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff File Photo

Op-ed: BSU president responds to artist’s call to not remove mural

Tsage Douglas April 10, 2019

Dear University of Kentucky community, Addressing our histories and exposing our realities too often comes at the price of Black trauma, Black community setbacks, and the death of Black people. This does...

Pieces of Karyn Olivier work Witness are cut out in preparation for their installation in the Memorial Hall vestibule on UKs campus on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Karyn Olivier was an artist chosen by the UK Memorial Hall art committee to create an artwork that adds context to Anne Rice OHanlons 1934 mural. OHanlons mural depicts a sanitized version of the brutality that existed during the time of slavery and legal segregation. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Once anonymous, now revered: Memorial Hall art adds context to debate of race in art

Rick Childress August 16, 2018

A space once wrought with racial tension now demands reverence for the subjugated.Karyn Olivier, the artist charged with assembling a complimentary art piece for the controversial mural in UK’s Memorial...

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