UW-Stout Moves Controversial 80-Year-Old Murals

Rich Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio, August 5, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is removing two 80-year-old paintings that depict Native Americans and French fur traders from the halls of one of its buildings.


UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer said that’s been an issue for some students.

“There’s a segment of Native American students, that when they look at the art, to them it symbolizes an era of their history where land and possessions were taken away from them, and they feel bad when they look at them,” Meyer said.

The paintings will be moved from the common areas into the Harvey Hall library and a dean’s conference room.


Cal Peters, Painting, Mural, Micheals Hall

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