Donated artwork in Rasmuson Library

Question

I know that money is tight at the university right now and personnel are stretched thin. But when do you think UAF might find the resources to remove that racist painting in the entry of the library?

Response

The painting you refer to is “A Cry in the Wilderness,” by Rie Munoz, a prominent Alaskan artist. It was donated in 1974 by Elmer (the library’s namesake) and Mary Louise Rasmuson. We are working on a solution that will pay proper tribute to all the people depicted and honor the memory of our donors.

— Suzan Hahn, interim dean of libraries