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Art installation celebrates Ann Richards’ legacy

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by Tai Moses

A new public art installation celebrating Ann Richards, “Texas’ trailblazing, sharp-witted former governor,” made its debut yesterday along the Ann Richards Congress Avenue bridge, where 96 8-foot-tall banners “featuring quotes and images of the legendary governor” will flap in the breeze on the way to the state Capitol throughout the spring. The project commemorates the 30th anniversary of Richards’ inauguration and celebrates “one of her key legacies, the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.” A collaboration between the Downtown Austin Alliance’s Writing on the Walls initiative and the Ann Richards Legacy Project, the colorful banners can be seen on both sides of a nearly 12-block span of Congress Avenue.

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