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UW trustees wary of enforcing legislature’s public art rule

September 17, 2013

After the 2012 Carbon Sink controversy, University of Wyoming trustees are reluctant to follow a legislative directive to oversee public art on the campus.

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Buchanan on Carbon Sink: UW didn’t kowtow to powerful interests

October 26, 2012

Buchanan on Carbon Sink: UW didn’t kowtow to powerful interests
— An op-ed by Tom Buchanan, University of Wyoming president
Critics of the removal of the “Carbon …

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Wyoming’s leaders reveal weakness in Carbon Sink controversy

October 2, 2012

Gov. Matt Mead announced he will ask the legislature to remove him from a review board that was established to approve or disapprove of artwork …

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Behind the Carbon Curtain: Art and Freedom in Wyoming

Commentary by Jeffrey Lockwood July 31, 2012 July 31, 2012

The artwork “Carbon Sink: What Goes Around Comes Around” on the University of Wyoming campus was quietly removed in May, just months after it’s installation.

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Your Choice: Art or Propaganda?

by The Sage Grouse April 24, 2012 April 24, 2012

Earlier this year the legislature suggested that the pending renovation of Half Acre gym at UW include murals glorifying the mineral industries. The Sage Grouse …

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Art & Energy: Coal’s reaction to ‘Carbon Sink’ sculpture reveals the power of art — and the essence of education

November 8, 2011

When British artist Chris Drury created the “Carbon Sink” sculpture on the University of Wyoming campus earlier this year, it’s message of coal’s spiraling environmental …