Vivien Fryd Interviewed by WNYC Radio About the Art and Politics of the U.S. Capitol Building

Since 1864 each of the states has donated two statues of historic importance to be placed in the U.S. Capitol building as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection.  Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art and author of Art and Empire:  The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 1815-1865, talked about the art and politics of the U.S. Capitol building in an August 23 interview with Indira Laskshmanan, a Washington coluumnist for The Boston Globe.

The interview was aired on The Takeaway, produced by Public Radio International, WGBH and WNYC.  The Takeaway had recently examined how Confederate statues proliferated in the South in the early 20th century and invited Fryd to examine how the same phenomenon is present in the U.S. Capitol building.

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