Creation of Adam
Region: North America
Artist: Students at Palo Verde High Magnet School
Confronting Bodies: Palo Verde High Magnet School officials, Tucson Unified School District officials, and surrounding community
Dates of Action: March - May 2005
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Description of Artwork: Students duplicated Michelangelo's Creation of Adam for a mural project.
The Incident: School and District officials wanted the nudity covered up. First, a fig leaf was used, but students protested to adminstrators.
Results of Incident: The fig leaf was replaced with a sash.
The school district is putting together a committee that will formulate guidelines for reviewing students' artworks.
Source: Arizona Daily Star, May 11, 2005