Censorship and the Arts
This paper analyzes the controversial issue of censorship in the fields of art and entertainment and the U.S. government's role in deciding what should and should not be showed to the public.
# 66616 | 1,400 words | 10 sources | APA | 2006 |
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The writer of this paper explores the age-old issue of censorship, which has been a problem for artists since ancient times when Michelangelo was admonished to paint fig leaves on his nude figures. This paper discusses how censorship continues in America today while stating that there are certain parties and groups who would abolish any public displays of artwork that they find offensive or immoral. This well-researched and informative paper delves into the legal and moral aspects of censorship and also cites several court cases on this particular subject.
From the Paper:"One recent and shocking example of censorship occurred on September 29th of this year in Washington D.C. The Senate unanimously voted to approve a measure that stated that the federal government should hold back funds from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. While this measure does not necessarily affect federal monies, it expresses the extreme opinion of the Senate and paves the way for lawmakers' future justifications for freezing funding to the Museum. At the core of this controversy is an exhibit entitled "Sensation," part of a British show which features a picture of the Virgin Mary smeared with feces."
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