“Perspectives” Art Installation Defaced

June 1, 2021

The evening of May 31, 2021, the “Perspectives: Past, Present, Future” public art installation in front of Tamalpais High School was defaced.

“This is a destructive act, and will not be tolerated,” Mayor John McCauley said. “We stand in solidarity with the artists and community members in unequivocally denouncing this act of vandalism.”

The artwork has been on display in the Downtown Depot Plaza, at the Good Earth in Tam Valley and other key locations around Marin County. It has spurred critically important dialog in Mill Valley about racial equity - giving community members an opportunity to share their past experiences with racism and discrimination, and to share their hopes for the future.

“This action goes against the outpouring of support and encouraging actions over the past year to address issues of racial equity in our community,” City Manager Alan Piombo said. “This action does not represent Mill Valley and we will not let it define us. We will continue to actively promote the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion for all.”

Anyone with information or camera footage is asked to contact Mill Valley Police at 415-389-4100 or email