Fred Wilson (Photo: Kerry R McFate/Courtesy Pace Wildenstein

Audio Included in Post. Runs 12 Minutes. Audio ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. The controversial sculpture of a freed slave has been awarded a 2011 Joyce Award by the Joyce Foundation.  Afternoons with Amos talked with the Joyce Foundation’s Michelle Boone who explained the Award which annually recognizes projects in Midwestern communities that support artists of color. The $50,000 Joyce Award prize went to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail for the Fred Wilson sculpture of the freed slave located on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument downtown which will be recreated and placed on the Cultural Trail at the City-County Building. A project that has become a firestorm of controversy in the African-American community.   Listen to Amos’ interview above.  Click below for a new rendering of Wilson’s controversial E Pluribus Unum project.

Site Layout Of Fred Wilson Sculpture on Cultural Trail

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