The Elsie May Goodwin Art Center, run by the Stockton Art League, rejected a sculpture by one of its members—Vincent Mazo—because the piece was too anatomically explicit. The gallery has no policy excluding nudes, but, according to Aleen Gall, the gallery manager, the nudes normally exhibited are female and show no genitals. Interesting, I thought […]
Archives for September 2001
Orchard Artworks, a Bryn Athyn, PA art gallery, removed six works by Linda Griffith from an exhibit that opened September 21, 2001. The work was considered "too political" for the gallery. The exhibit, "Uncertain Future: Earth Found, Used and Abused," focused on environment issues. Griffith's photographs committed the sin of bringing issues of environment abuse […]
On Thursday, September 20, 2001, the National Coalition Against Censorship and five other organizations filed an amici curae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union. Ashcroft v. ACLU is a challenge to the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) passed by Congress in 1998. Struck down […]
Resources NCAC Letter Submitted to the Albany Times Union About The Vagina Monologues Ad September 6, 2001 Letters To the Editor The Albany Times Union To the Editor: I understand that the Times Union has decided not to run advertisements about an upcoming production of "The Vagina Monologues," a play that has packed theaters […]
The 11th Circuit found that Alice Randall’s novel, re-telling Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind from the slaves’ point of view, is a parody, an important element of Randall’s "fair use" defense to copyright infringement claims.