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Virginia Tech’s Layered Histories: Inspiring Dialogue Through Public Art

Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity Menah Pratt-Clarke discusses with artists behind proposals for public art illustrating stories of marginalized communities on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus

The four final proposals leverage the relationship between public art and history as means of representation, dialogue, and education to demonstrate the ways historically marginalized communities have and will continue to shape Virginia Tech.

Join Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity Menah Pratt-Clarke in a moderated discussion with the finalists of the Council on Virginia Tech History's international public art ideas competition. Learn more about the inspiration and creative process of works to be commissioned on the university's Blacksburg campus.

The international public art ideas competition sought proposals for creative works on the Blacksburg campus, including the site of former Preston family plantation, Solitude.