Nude artwork banned from college art exhibit

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Date: 2006

Region: North America

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Painting Sculpture


Artist: Art students at the College of Southern Idaho

Confronting Bodies: College of Southern Idaho officials, College of Southern Idaho students, Twin Falls, Idaho community members

Dates of Action: April-May, 2006

Location: Twin Falls, Idaho, USA

Description of Artwork: The paintings and sculpture in question all depict nudes subjects.

The Incident: After receiving negative responses from community members and from other students, College of Southern Idaho officials decided to move all the nude paintings and sculptures to an off campus location.

Results of Incident: Some students claim this is an incident of censorship. Other students have deicded to show all their artwork, including non nude works, at the off campus location.

Source: Associated Press