The Pittsburgh Art Commission held a Special Hearing on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. to consider whether to remove, replace, or alter the Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park, or if no action should be taken. This was followed by a decision by the Art Commission at their regularly scheduled hearing on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, to remove the statue. More information on this Special Hearing can be found in the press release and on the Virtual Art Commission page.
Public comment was taken by survey on this page. All comments are public record and can be accessed on the Virtual Art Commission page. Commenters were asked to choose one of the following four options for the statue: No Action, Remove, Replace, Alter.
Commenters were also able to leave an optional written statement of no more than 250 words.