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NCAC, PEN America, and ACLU-FL: DeSantis’s Veto of Florida Arts Funding Raises First Amendment Concerns

By |July 17th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore Today the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), PEN America, and the ACLU of Florida (ACLU-FL) condemned Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s veto of the entirety of the state’s annual arts budget, because the governor stated the decision was based on his distaste for [...]

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NCAC Decries Exhibition Cancellation at Craft Alliance

By |July 10th, 2024|Categories: News, Statement|Tags: , , , , |

Dani Collette and Allora McCullough, Planting Seeds, Sprouting Hope, 2024, Installation view. Today the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) expressed alarm at the cancellation of an exhibition at Craft Alliance, an art organization in St. Louis, MO. Following a complaint from a volunteer, the venue [...]

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NCAC URGES CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS NOT TO ABANDON KEHINDE WILEY EXHIBITIONS IN FACE OF ALLEGATIONS

By |June 21st, 2024|Categories: News, Statement|Tags: , , , |

Photo Credit: Ted Eytan  https://www.tedeytan.com/2018/03/02/25277 The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) raised objections today regarding recent announcements by the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, and the Joslyn Art Museum to postpone or cancel planned exhibitions featuring work by renowned American artist Kehinde [...]

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Artist Feature: Evan Apodaca

By |May 21st, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

In March 2023, a month after installing his artwork Monumental Interventions in a temporary exhibition at the San Diego Airport, Evan Apodaca received a letter from airport authorities informing him that the airport was terminating its contract with the artist and removing his work from view. Publicly, [...]

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No to the Heckler’s Veto: Fear of Protest Should Not be a Reason to Silence Speakers

By |April 19th, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

When political passions run high, disagreement is often expressed as vocal protest. Cultural institutions in a democratic society need to be prepared to manage such protests without silencing the voices they target. Instead, vague “safety concerns” are used to justify the suppression of speech within US cultural and educational [...]

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NCAC: ARTSPACE’S VAGUE POLICIES RESTRICTING “INAPPROPRIATE,” “SENSITIVE” ARTWORKS THREATEN ARTISTIC FREEDOM ACROSS THE U.S.

By |March 20th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) raised concerns today that Artspace, the nation’s leading developer of arts facilities, has repeatedly censored artworks presented on their properties. Since 2017, NCAC has been made aware of three incidents resulting in the removal of arts displays, as well as the 2023 ousting [...]

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