Art installment made by students addressing race issues destroyed within two hours of its unveiling
The artists had permission from the art department to create it, they said. Campus police officers contacted Jackson while the piece was still intact to confirm that the materials they used would not cause damage to the building and allowed them to exercise their freedom of speech, Jackson said.

The artists had permission from the art department to create it, they said. Campus police officers contacted Jackson while the piece was still intact to confirm that the materials they used would not cause damage to the building and allowed them to exercise their freedom of speech, Jackson said.

Two hours after its creation, passersby destroyed an art installment reacting to the event at Ferguson, which was made by two UW students at the George L. Mosse Humanities Building Tuesday evening.

The piece featured a black hooded sweatshirt hung upside-down from a walkway on the building with the words, “Black be nimble, black be quick, black be dead white magic trick,” written on the sidewalk in dark-colored duct tape. Read more ...

Rachael Lallensack