WWII Exhibit

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Date: 1995

Region: North America

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Mixed Media

Artist: Various

Confronting Bodies: Parent and Principal at Roseborough Elementary School

Date of Action: 1995

Location: Mount Dora, Florida

Description of Artwork: A travelling exhibit that commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II. The exhibit includes 75 posters from the National Archives that depict scenes from the war. One five by five inch photo shows holocaust victims, one of which's genitals are exposed.

The Incident: One day after the exhibit's installation, a parent complained that the posters were too graphic for elementary school children and that the nudity in the depiction of holocaust victims was inappropriate.

Results of Incident: Stanley Brookes, the school's principal, ordered the removal of the exhibit. The exhibit went to another school.

Source: Artistic Freedom Under Attack, 1996