Michele Tuohey‘s painting, “Butterfly,” was removed from a curated show of Cuban-American art sponsored by the Department of Agriculture during the State Fair in Springfield, IL in August 2001. The decision to remove the painting from the show was made by Joe Hampton, Department of Agriculture Director. The problem, according to a statement made by […]
Santa Fe Community College Gainesville, FL March 21, 2001 Under pressure from the Catholic League and the local community, four works in the exhibition “Pat Payne: A look at Violence in Religious and Sexual Imagery” (February 8 – March 29, 2002) at the Santa Fe Community College Gallery were moved to a professor’s office. Pat […]
The Benham Gallery Seattle, WA March 21, 2001 This February, exhibiting photographer Patricia Ridenour took her photographs down from the walls of the Benham Gallery when, at the opening, she found her work removed from the front gallery to the back room. The work in question (Ridenour’s sixth show in 12 years at Benham, and […]
The free expression and arts community today strongly supported the Brooklyn Museum of Art in its decision to challenge Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s threat to withdraw city financial support over a controversial art exhibit, scheduled to open this weekend.
William J. Ivey, Chairman National Endowment for the Arts The Nancy Hanks Center 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20506-0001 Dear Chairman Ivey, We are writing to urge you to reconsider your decision to withdraw funding for The Story of Color, the Mexican folktale for children published by Cinco Puntos Press. According to press […]