OKOBOJI, Iowa USA (April 12, 2015) Serhat Tanyolacar, professor of art and art history at the University of Iowa displays his sculpture in starched fabric and tar screenprint which set off a 2014 firestorm at the university, resulting in the administration demanding he remove the public art installation. Tanyolacar, the Grant Wood fellow in printmaking, created the installation to show solidarity with black students and families of black citizens killed by police officers. Two students complained to administration that they were haunted by the image of a KKK robe screenprinted with news articles about mid-20th century lynchings, arsons and murders perpetuated by racists. Tanyolacar, a native of Turkey, spoke to the Iowa Lakes Unitarian Universalist Fellowship April 12, 2015.

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