Art Piece Inspired By Hanging Of The Dakota 38 To Be Removed

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The Walker Art Center will remove one of its new sculptures that some people find offensive.

The piece called “Scaffold,” a sculpture of a gallows – that’s the wooden structures typically used to hang someone during an execution. It was created by artist Sam Durant, and partly inspired by the 38 Dakota Indians who were hanged in Mankato in 1862 – the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

The negative response from the public has prompted removal, even before the exhibit opens to the public.


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