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SF Arts Commission Seeks People to Fill Advisory Committee on Monuments and Memorials

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The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking qualified candidates to participate in the Monuments and Memorials Advisory Committee, a body that will host public hearings and establish criteria and guidelines to determine the future of historic monuments in the city’s art collection.

The creation of the committee of 11 to 15 members comes in response to the toppling of monuments of public statues and memorials in the city last June, according to a city document detailing the scope of work and the qualifications desired for potential members of the advisory group.

The advisory group’s charge is to examine the history of monuments in the public realm in San Francisco, the individuals, events and ideals they venerate, and how the narratives associated with these monuments align — or do not — with San Francisco’s current values.

In virtual public hearings, the group will establish criteria and recommendations on how to evaluate approximately 100 pieces of public artwork in the city’s collection.

The initiative is a partnership between the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Human Rights Commission and the Recreation and Park Department. The deadline for applying is March 1.

For more information about the new committee and how to apply, people can visit the site right here.

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