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Art Censorship

Protecting Scholars of Art From Persecution

Allan E. Goodman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
Allan E. Goodman

Rescuing scholars of art guarantees that their voices will be heard and their artistic contributions preserved-- to be shared with future generations.

This Bizarre Naked Man Statue Is Freaking Everyone Out

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.11.2014 | College

A realistic statue of an almost-naked man lurking on a women's college campus is making some students very uncomfortable. The statue, called "Sleep...

Nude Artworks Censored In Berlin Due To Religious Sensitivity

Posted 11.15.2013 | Arts

A recent incident of art censorship in Berlin has sparked a debate about the difference between art and pornography, as well as the importance of arti...

Did This Art Project Deserve To Be Censored By Facebook?

Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts

Cuban artist and creative director Erik Ravelo is used to having his artwork censored. He was, after all, the man behind United Colors of Benetton's U...

If You Were Going To Give Away Your Semen As An Art Project... Don't

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts

In strange art news this week, New York Magazine reports School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA candidate Marc Bradley Johnson was recently prevented from de...

Artist Censored For Portraying Kansas Governor

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

An artist in Topeka, Kansas is claiming that he was censored for creating an unfavorable image of the state's notoriously self-conscious governor, Sam...

Is This Public Mural 'Pornographic'?

Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts

A new mural was recently revealed on a South Atlanta public wall, but it looks like the painting was a bit too revealing itself. The piece, made by a ...

Another Artwork Censored Online.. Maybe Most Ridiculous Yet

Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts

The tension between art and censorship is given a public arena on the internet, where both battle it out for all to see and comment on. Just a couple ...

Video Of Sex-Doll-Turned-Orca-Whale Censored

Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts

While yes, sometimes nudity is pornographic and inappropriate, there are a number of situations where nudity is a natural state to be celebrated in ar...

Ai Weiwei: 'I was a hostage half a year ago, now I paid the ransom'

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts

BEIJING — Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said Wednesday he feels like he has paid a ransom, after depositing $1.3 million into a government ...

Artists Resist Facebook's Nudity Censorship Policies

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

Facebook has had its fair share of user controversy since its inception, but the debate over its oft-discussed censorship policy has taken an interest...

Watch: Italian Art Restorers Accused of Censoring Phallic Fresco

Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts

A 746-year-old fresco called "The Tree Of Fertility" is at the center of a scandal in Italy, after artists restoring the work appear to have removed s...

Censorship at Many Levels

Robert Glenn Ketchum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Robert Glenn Ketchum

David Wojnarowicz is not the first incidence of censorship by the Smithsonian. As an artist whose work has been the subject of a Smithsonian censorship attempt, allow me to provide a brief history.

Censorship: Coast to Coast

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Clothier

The Republican agenda, it seems to me, is primarily about holding on to power at all costs. If that involves kow-towing to the Catholic church's objection to a museum exhibition, so be it.

The Smithsonian, The Cross And David Wojnarowicz

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The Smithsonian should realize that there are many ways to interpret art and religious respect. The National Portrait Gallery should re-instate "Fire In My Belly" as an act of righteousness and courage -- and make the exhibit whole again.

Bridgeport Mural The Latest In Chicago's Long Line Of Art Censorship

Chicago Sun-Times | Neil Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[W]e need put this latest act in perspective. We are a city where, not so long ago, outraged aldermen led cops into the School of the Art Institute --...