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Hiding art

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont Law School may conceal two murals on its property, a federal court in the state ruled, finding that the Visual Artists Rights Act does not bar the permanent concealment of such works. The disputed works by Samuel Kerson, titled “The Underground Railroad, Vermont and the Fugitive Slave,” are supposed to show “the evils of slavery” but several students have complained that the pieces depict enslaved Africans in a “cartoonish, almost animalistic” manner.

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