Construction of an installation to address Woodrow Wilson 1879’s complex legacy is expected to begin in June and be completed by September on Scudder Plaza in front of Robertson Hall, home of the Woodrow Wilson School. The sculpture, “Double Consciousness” (a term used by W.E.B. DuBois to describe an identity divided into dual facets), will have two columns with black and white stone surfaces. They will be etched with quotations representing both the positive and negative aspects of Wilson’s impact.
The 39-foot-tall installation was designed by artist Walter Hood, the founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, Calif. “A progressive to some and a bigot to others, Wilson left a complex legacy this installation aims to capture,” Hood said.