Yes, I suppose one could make the argument that all such ugly statues; monuments; or testimonials to tyranny, traitors, or murderers are artistically created — and therefore, technically “art”…
Full stop. I’m not making that argument, although if a particular statue of a Confederate leader was considered artworthy due to unusual skillfulness or it being the work of a known master, I’d be open to it. But I am unaware of such a statue being viewed as such.
I’m pointing out that Stone Mountain is unique because it is without question a legitimate work of art, being the largest bas-relief sculpture in the world. It is therefore not just another monument.
So, now that I’ve qualified that, and noting that it’s unlikely that Stone Mountain will be moved into a museum……answer my question, please.