Saturday, December 4, 2010

Let's Talk About Censorship

Certainly you have by now heard about National Portrait Gallery and their decision to pull David Wojnarowicz's video "A Fire In My Belly" under threat of halted funding. Here is a refresher if needed. Here is opinion. And yet another. And another. And here are the words of William Donohue, Catholic League President and bringer of the ruckus.

For a refresher of the history of censorhip in the United States of America please find the following:

Fear of Art: Censorship and Freedom of Expression in Art - 701.03 C287 (2 copies)

Culture Wars: Documents From Recent Controversies in the Arts -700.103 C968 (2 copies)

The Cultural Battlefield: Art Censorship and Public Funding - 700.103 C9675 (1 copy!)

Sex, Sin, and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars - 363.3109 H471 (3 copies)

They will be on display in the Art Division while supplies last!

image via: PPOW

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