mcgrath_banshee.jpgOne more public exhibition space forgot about their obligations under the First Amendment and removed artwork they found subjectively "offensive." In April this happened in California, this time it was Colorado. To their credit, however, local officials quickly corrected their mistake when reminded by NCAC's letter (PDF) that it is not the role of public officials to shield the eyes of the public from work because they subjectively decides it is not “family-friendly.”

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Nude artwork & piece misidentified as vagina removed, then returned to Wheat Ridge displayWestword (Denver)

Wheat Ridge to look at display case policies after free speech snafu —

Comment of the Day: Using "Epic fail" to discuss art leads to epic failure in nude-sculpture censorship debateWestword (Denver)