The sculpture is too modern for its historic site out front of the Depot Restaurant & Lounge in Yakima, the Depot owner says. The tourists will be confused!

It's going up anyway, the public art administration says. The tourists will see our cultural sophistication!

But the Depot does not look terribly historic.

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Photo from the Yakima tourism web site

And the sculpture does not look terribly modern.

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Photo from the Yakima Herald.

When it comes to art, people always fight about the wrong things.