Nudes by Ginger White
Region: North America
Medium: Mixed Media
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
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