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Arts in the City Visits The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

June 19, 2018
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Ernabel DeMillo of CUNY TV’s Arts in the City got a chance to chat with Nate Powell, the illustrator behind the MARCH trilogy, and CBLDF Executive Director, Charles Brownstein about The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece. The exhibit, which Brownstein co-curated with John Lind, Creative Director of Kitchen Sink Press (an imprint of…

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Join Us for The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

February 28, 2018
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Join Us for The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

The Society of Illustrators and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund graciously request your presence at the Opening Reception of The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece   Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1st 6pm – 9pm Honoring Nate Powell, who will be in attendance Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street New York City 212 838 2560 Suggested Donation…

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Guantánamo Bay Art Show Causes Pentagon Policy Crackdown

January 2, 2018
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Guantánamo Bay Art Show Causes Pentagon Policy Crackdown

Since early October, an unassuming exhibit of 36 paintings, drawings, and sculptures has lined two beige hallways on the sixth floor of Haaren Hall, part of John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s campus. The catalog is photocopied and stapled together, available in a stack for any passerby. Students hurry through without looking up from their phones. There…

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A Parthenon of Banned Books

June 16, 2017
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A Parthenon of Banned Books

The centerpiece of a new art exhibit in Germany is a life-size replica of the Greek Parthenon made up entirely of banned books. Part of the documenta 14 contemporary art exhibition, the piece was created by Argentine artist Marta Minujin to protest censorship and stands in Friedrichsplatz in Kassel, Germany – a location where Nazis burned books by…

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Tennessee High School Removes Student’s Rainbow Artwork from Classroom Display

May 2, 2017
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Tennessee High School Removes Student’s Rainbow Artwork from Classroom Display

Administrators at a Tennessee high school recently ordered the removal of a student’s LGBTQ-themed artwork from a classroom display case after other students complained about it. Principal Bobby Wines of Volunteer High School in Church Hill cited the complaints as proof that the rainbow-colored pastel drawing could not be allowed to remain because it “disrupted…

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Judge Hears Arguments Over Removal of Student Painting from Capitol

March 22, 2017
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Judge Hears Arguments Over Removal of Student Painting from Capitol

A federal judge heard arguments this week in a lawsuit over the removal of a painting by a St. Louis teen from the hallway of an office building in the U.S. Capitol complex. The painting by David Pulphus on the theme of police violence hung for several months alongside other student art contest winners from…

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California School District Removes Black History Month Art Exhibit After Parent Complaints

February 10, 2017
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California School District Removes Black History Month Art Exhibit After Parent Complaints

A school district in San Jose, California removed a Black History Month art exhibit from its administrative offices only a few hours after its installation last week, citing complaints from parents who were offended by artist Mark Harris’ mixed-media collages. Although the East Side Union High School District offices have for many years hosted annual…

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Congressional Tug-of-War Over Art Contest Painting Continues

January 10, 2017
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Congressional Tug-of-War Over Art Contest Painting Continues

Congressman Duncan Hunter of California personally removed a student art contest painting from the wall of a U.S. Capitol office building late last week, claiming he was exercising his First Amendment right to express disapproval of the work because he was offended by its depiction of police with animal heads. Fellow Rep. Lacy Clay of…

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CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Examines Representation and Free Expression in Comics

July 8, 2016
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CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Examines Representation and Free Expression in Comics

Earlier this year, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein toured the exhibit Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art at Brooklyn’s Interference Archive. The physical exhibit packed up in April, but it lives on as a Tumblr blog with a series of guest curators–and this week it’s Brownstein’s turn! In his posts this…

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MOCA Exhibit Under Fire for “Anti-Christian” Paintings

May 17, 2016
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MOCA Exhibit Under Fire for “Anti-Christian” Paintings

An art exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art turned controversial and sparked discussions of censorship this past week when a commissioner determined that some of the art in the exhibit was “offensive,” “obscene,” and “anti-Christian.” Entitled Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, the exhibit is being put on in collaboration with the popular…

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