The Beam Series (sculpture)
Artist: Eda Easton
Date of Action: August 2021
Region: North America
Location: Mansfield, Connecticut
Confronting Bodies: Mansfield Community Center staff
Description of Artwork: The pieces featured bronze human figures set on steel beams in various positions.
The Incident: The pieces were set up for display in the Mansfield Community Center, but elicited complaints from several of the community members, including at least one mother, for their sexual content, a charge with the artist denied completely.
Results of Incident: After protest from the town's inhabitants and the NCAC, the town reversed its decision, apologized to both Eaton and George Jacobi, whose artwork had also been removed,  and agreed to work with the NCAC to create an official policy for displaying art in public buildings.