Controversy Lingers Over Capitol Art Competition


Controversy Lingers Over Capitol Art Competition

Submissions to this year’s Congressional Art Competition for high school students close on Thursday while the controversy from last year’s contest still hasn’t dissipated.
Debate still lingers over the painting by David Pulphus, a constituent of Rep. William Lacy Clay, that depicted police-community relations in Ferguson, Missouri. Some Republican members took matters into their own hands and removed the painting from where it hung with others in the Capitol tunnel.
[Controversial Ferguson Painting Removed From Display for Third Time]
Clay doesn’t have a role in the selection process once his office receives the art submissions from …

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