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What do you think of "The Embrace" sculpture?
« on: January 17, 2023, 10:42:26 PM »

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One of the biggest critics of the sculpture is Seneca Scott, a cousin of Coretta Scott King. He called the monument a waste of $10 million.

"Art is powerful and the pen is mightier than the sword. I get all of that. But that does not bring people together," Scott said. "It was an atrocity."

https://www.wcvb.com/article/the-embrace-mlk-monument-criticism-boston-massachusetts/42543054

I think it's great that there's such a prominent piece of art representing MLK and Coretta Scott King in Boston.  The moment being depicted is a beautiful one.  I personally just don't love the sculpture itself.  The arms / hands alone look creepy to me, rather than something that is inspiring. 


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Re: What do you think of "The Embrace" sculpture?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2023, 11:03:03 PM »

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I haven’t seen it in person yet, so I haven’t formed an opinion.  I do think it’s often the case that the immediate reception to a piece of public art doesn’t match with how it’s perceived in the long run.
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Re: What do you think of "The Embrace" sculpture?
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Looks ridiculous and the fact that it had a cost of $10M makes it even worse.
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Re: What do you think of "The Embrace" sculpture?
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Lol ..not in my backyard

Re: What do you think of "The Embrace" sculpture?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2023, 08:40:29 AM »

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This is one take on it, and I've got to say...  That's not a flattering angle.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/leslie-jones-hilariously-mocks-mlk-023105545.html


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