The director of the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN, removed an installation by William Gentry just hours after it was put on display for fear that the deep-fried flags in the installation would offend community sensitivities and imperil the museum’s public funding.


Art student William Gentry said his piece, "The Fat Is in the Fire," was a commentary on obesity in America. "I deep-fried the flag because I’m concerned about America and about America’s health."

Click here to read NCAC’s letter to Ned Crouch, the Director of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center.

Below is a collection of articles online about the incident:
» The Clarksville, TN Leaf-Chronicle
» The San Francisco Chronicle
» The First Amendment Center (Associated Press)