City Council Looks to Temporarily Ban New Public Art

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The Memphis City Council is looking to put a temporary moratorium in place to eliminate new artwork from going up in public places. Chairman Berlin Boyd said the moratorium will only be in place until the council has a “road map” or legislation that regulates art in public spaces done by outside entities. He said the language of the legislation will be guidelines similar to that used to oversee the UrbanArt Commission. This comes two weeks after the council voted to remove murals done under Paint Memphis that the council deemed offensive and “satanic.” Council member Joe Brown said that shouldn’t have had to happen “in the first place,” as there should have been more oversight in place as the art was going up. He said the...

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City Council Looks to Temporarily Ban New Public Art

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