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"Painted in Stone: The Kentucky Mural" Film Screening

Memorial Hall Auditorium
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Filmmaker John Fitch

This feature documentary explores the racially-charged controversy surrounding a 1930's Works Progress Administration mural at the University of Kentucky. It includes a discussion of public art, censorship, and student activism. Interviews with student activists, artists, an art historian, cultural geographer, and media scholar are punctuated by footage of the 2019 mural protest and images from the occupation of the UK administration building by student protestors. Produced, directed, written, and edited by John Fitch III