Iowa senators critique 'ridiculous' artworks, vote to eliminate art in state buildings
Friday, April 21, 2017 11:24 AM
Iowa Public Radio: A Republican proposal to get rid of Iowa's Art in State Buildings program sparked a contentious debate in the Iowa Senate on Thursday. The program sets aside a small percentage of the cost of state building projects to commission onsite paintings and sculpture. GOP lawmakers say they've heard a lot of criticism about the artworks on campuses, at rest stops, and around the Capitol complex.