Daily Reminder: January 10, 2012

Think about it…

On this day in 2010, the New York Post learned that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City had “quietly pulled images of the Prophet Mohammed from its Islamic collection” and likely would not include them in a new exhibit set to open in 2011.

Why? According to the Post, “the museum said the controversial images—objected to by conservative Muslims who say their religion forbids images of their holy founder—were ‘under review’.”

Recall, of course, that “Piss Christ” — a photo of a crucifix submerged in urine — once won the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” competition and in 1989 gleaned a $15,000 award for the photographer, much of it coming from the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts.

Respect for thee, but not for me?

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            On this day in 2010, the New York Post learned that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City had “quietly pulled images of the Prophet Mohammed from its Islamic collection” and likely would not include them in a new exhibit set to open in 2011. 

 

Why? According to the Post, “the museum said the controversial images—objected to by conservative Muslims who say their religion forbids images of their holy founder—were ‘under review’.”

 

Recall, of course, that “Piss Christ” — a photo of a crucifix submerged in urine — once won the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” competition and in 1989 gleaned a $15,000 award for the photographer, much of it coming from the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts.

 

            Respect for thee, but not for me?

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