New art coming to intersection where Arc of History once stood

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New art coming to intersection where Arc of History once stood

The selected artist will collaborate with students, community
The city of Durango is planning to install public art on the narrow center median at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, adjacent to the location of the controversial Arc of History sculpture, which was removed after vandals damaged its stones. The new installation will be a collaborative effort between a lead artist, students and community members. The city received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to fund the project.
Installed in 2014 at the of U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, the Arc of History was a source of controversy for its cost and aesthetic value. The sculpture became the target of pranksters when it was outfitted with dinosaur and dragon heads. Then vandals damaged the stones in mid-2015, leading to Arc’s removal from the intersection.

New art coming to intersection where Arc of History once stood

The city of Durango is planning to install public art on the narrow center median at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, adjacent to the location of the controversial Arc of History sculpture, which was removed after vandals damaged its stones. The new installation will be a collaborative effort between a lead artist, students and community members. The city received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to fund the project.
Installed in 2014 at the of U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, the Arc of History was a source of controversy for its cost and aesthetic value. The sculpture became the target of pranksters when it was outfitted with dinosaur and dragon heads. Then vandals damaged the stones in mid-2015, leading to Arc’s removal from the intersection.
Is the installation of public art at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection a worthy endeavor?
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