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Art Succeeds in Starting a Conversation, But Some Call for the Cancellation of the Project

Update: Lawrence, KS officials have banned the project, saying the proposed art installation would amount to animal cruelty. The Kansas code allows “with respect to farm animals” for “normal or accepted practices of animal husbandry, including the normal and accepted … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: John Davis Malloy on the Smithsonian After Hide/Seek

It’s true that the Smithsonian’s Flashpoints and Faultlines forum was too late for Hide/Seek, but keeping the issues alive months after the exhibit closed may be the right timing for the future of this public institution. It was no surprise … Continue reading

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Nudes In The News! Marin County Civic Center Censors Artist

The Marin County Civic Center has chosen to eliminate a nude painting by San Rafael artist Sylvia Cossich Goodman from a public exhibition. The full-frontal nude was accepted through what we can assume was a standard submission process, and was … Continue reading

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WEAR IT PROUD

Button brought back from the March 2011 Culture Wars symposium with the Corcoran and Transformer DC.

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Controversy Around 89 year Old Statue in Queens, NY

Unveiled in 1922, Frederick MacMonnies’ Triumph of Civic Virtue was called sexist from the get go. And sexist it unarguably is (to an extent that it borders on a parody of sexism): Virtue is a club-wielding man, while Vice is … Continue reading

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The Artist Received an Apology

The Executive Director of the Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID) in Massachusetts has issued a formal apology for painting over the underside of a resident artists’ artwork. Robert Markey was asked to paint a “sneaker” for the “Art and Soles” … Continue reading

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Community Response Saves Beaver Statue

Over the holiday weekend, the town of Bemidji, Minnesota removed a piece of public artwork by Deborah Davis entitled Gaea.  It is a statue of a beaver, one of ten in the city.  The reason for its removal was over … Continue reading

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Fractured Fairey Tale

In one of the more recent public controversies to hit the NCAC’s arts advocacy radar, two murals from a series commissioned for a Cincinnati Arts Center (CAC) exhibition were recently destroyed – one vandalized by unknown actors, the other whitewashed … Continue reading

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Temecula’s cultural life remains in the hands of city official’s subjective tastes

Temecula city management, which was responsible for removing a nude artwork from an exhibition in January, has decided not to create a written policy for the selection of artworks in city-owned exhibition spaces. Instead, Temecula’s Community Services Director Herman Parker … Continue reading

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Temecula City Managers Remove Nude Artwork from Visual Expression 2010 Show

In January, artwork by Jeff Hebron, which had been selected for inclusion in a Temecula, CA juried art exhibit (Visual Expressions 2010), was removed upon the request of the City Management. The problem: the painting depicted a nude figure. The … Continue reading

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