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Hair sculpture to be discussed at Monday forum

I'm writing in regard to the controversy over the proposed Mags Harries sculpture in the Student Center. This project had been in the works for some time before I came to MIT in September. I've been trying to come to grips with the decision-making process, as well as how the work relates to the community, ever since. I've been gathering as much as I can of the community response to the project, and I hope to advance my efforts with the open meeting Monday in the Student Center.

I hope we can quickly clear up such concerns as whether there will be hair in the cheeseburgers, and move on to discuss issues concerning public art generally as well as the merits of this specific piece. I hope that all interested people will attend.

Ellen Harris->

Associate Provost for the Arts->

Professor of Music->