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Mayor Alan Webber and Santa Fe’s Controversial Monuments

A cop stands in front of a vandalized obelisk, with graffiti reading "RACIST" and "TEWA LAND".

June 26, 2020 – Protests against racism and debates over monuments have captivated Santa Fe, both in past decades and today. The focal point of the debate today is a Civil War-era obelisk that once referred to Native Americans as “savage.” Vandals defaced it and in the same week, the city removed a statue of…

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The Line: Artist And Belen Resident Judy Chicago Halts Plans For Museum

1222 Line Judy Chicago Museum

November 30, 2018 – Internationally acclaimed artist and feminist Judy Chicago has lived in Belen, New Mexico, for around 20 years. A museum was initially proposed in partnership with the city that would feature Ms. Chicago’s work as well as that of her photographer husband, Donald Woodman. But after objections at a recent city council…

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