What should happen to the murals and other street art honoring George Floyd?

Young person paints a mural on a brick wall.
While the exterior of Gordon Parks High School in the St. Paul Midway was boarded up, students, faculty, staff, community members gathered to paint murals on the plywood boards covering the windows on Friday, June 5, 2020.
Liam James Doyle for MPR News

Since the police killing of George Floyd, artists have painted murals and built installations around the Twin Cities and elsewhere, in many cases on plywood that’s destined to come down.

Now comes a critical question: Who does this artwork belong to? Where should it live? MPR News guest host Phil Picardi talked with Twin Cities artist, educator and community activist Ta-coumba Aiken for more. He’ll be part of a virtual public panel Thursday night called “Black Art in the Era of Protest.”

Click the play button above to listen to their conversation.

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