Rethinking Appeal to the Great Spirit

August 7, 2021 Peter Gordon 0

Two local artists are taking a new approach to solving to the problem of controversial public art. Elizabeth James Perry, a local artist and member of the Wampanoag tribe, and Ekua Holmes, a Black artist from the Roxbury, are creating plant installations on the Museum of Fine Art’s Huntington Avenue grounds, which are home to Cyrus Dallin’s statue “Appeal to the Great Spirit.”