Listen: Sculptor, Walker director reflect on what they've learned

The remains of 'Scaffold'
By midday Tuesday, concrete rubble was all that remains of the controversial sculpture "Scaffold" at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Matt Sepic | MPR News

Workers removed most of a controversial art installation from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden this past weekend.

"Scaffold," by artist Sam Durant, was meant to be a commentary on capital punishment. It referenced gallows used in seven hangings throughout American History — including the execution of 38 Dakota men in Mankato in 1862. That drew a sharp rebuke from members of the Dakota community who say they were never consulted before the work was installed.

MPR's Euan Kerr talked with Walker Art Center director Olga Viso and artist Sam Durant.

To hear their full conversation use the audio player above.

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