A Possible Resolution to Censorship Protests at Georgia’s Zuckerman Museum
Following widespread outcry against the Zuckerman Museum of Art’s censorship of work by local artist Ruth Stanford, Georgia’s Kennesaw State University has offered to reinstall the piece, A Walk in the Valley, at a later date.
In a statement released by the university in response to a petition at MoveOn.org, the school stood by its decision not to include Stanford’s work during the museum’s opening, but stated its intentions to display the installation at a more “appropriate” time.
Stanford, for her part, has not yet decided if she will take the museum up on its offer, telling Burnaway “the work has been completely re-contextualized. It’s no longer the work that I intended… I appreciate the offer to reinstate the work and am giving it serious consideration.”
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