N.J. decides to save public art installation

    New Jersey officials have reversed course and will not demolish a landscape art installation outside the state Department of Environmental Protection building.

    Earlier this year, state officials told artist Athena Tacha that her 1985 installation “Green Acres” was too expensive to maintain and was becoming a public safety risk because of its disrepair.
    Arts groups rallied to try to save the Trenton work.

    The Cultural Landscape Foundation announced Monday that the state has told Tacha that the work will be spared after all.

    A DEP spokesman did not immediately return a call for comment Monday.

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