High-profile art controversies today come at a frequency unseen since the 1990s Culture Wars. But those who work in art institutions know that headlines and hashtags are just a fraction of the real story.

The National Coalition Against Censorship has conducted a wide-reaching qualitative and quantitative study on the many forms art censorship can take in cultural institutions.

SMART TACTICS: Curating Difficult Content examines the internal and external pressures curators must navigate when considering potentially controversial material. Combining decades of advocacy experience with extensive interviews and curatorial surveys, this volume includes both a report on what happens behind the scenes in art institutions and a handbook for confronting the challenges of curating difficult content.

Smart Tactics is available here.

For bulk orders, partnership requests and other inquiries, please contact joy@ncac.org