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KENOSHA — The annual Arts and Creativity Festival at Carthage College in Kenosha will bring regional artists, scholars and arts administrators together for a timely panel discussion on the role of art in public spaces in modern society.

Last year’s clashes over the display of Confederate monuments ignited an ongoing public debate about various artwork across the country. Panelists will discuss how to approach art in public spaces, given the country’s sharply differing views of history and hopes for the future. Who should decide what’s on display in our public spaces, and who pays for it?

This colloquium is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 16, in the Campbell Student Union Auditorium on the south end of the Carthage campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive. It is free and open to the public.

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