Nudes by Ginger White

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Date: 2004

Region: North America

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Mixed Media


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Artist: Ginger White

Confronting Bodies: Parents of children who use the library

Date of Action: December 2004

Location: Manatee County, Florida, USA

Description of Artwork: Pastel drawings of nude figures

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The Incident: White's pastels were "accidentally" put on display near the children's section of a public library. Parents complained, and county commissioners removed all library displays while formulating a new policy for showing art in the library.

Results of Incident: All displays in public libraries in the county were emptied and left bare until clear-cut rules can be drafted for what may be displayed. Seven months after the incident, library display cases remain empty.

Source: The Herald Tribune Online www.heraldtribune.com