Kansas Art Controversies and the First Amendment

Art and the Law Lecture Series
What happens at the intersection of public policy and public art? When is it appropriate to censor the work of an artist? What legal precedents inform current responses to controversial art? This panel discussion will investigate some of the most salient instances of controversial art in Kansas. Presenters from the KU School of Law, Spencer Museum of Art, and Department of Art History will briefly map events and issues associated with these art controversies. An open discussion will follow. Presenters: Mike Kautsch (KU School of Law), David Cateforis (KU Department of Art History), Charles C. Eldredge (KU Department of Art History), and Saralyn Reece Hardy (Spencer Museum of Art). This panel discussion, open to the public at large, is a qualifying event in Visual Art and History of Art for Arts Engagement students. Sponsored By: KU School of Law, Department of Visual Art, Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art
November 14, 2013
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm
Green Hall, Room 107
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