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Lesson Plans

Re: censorship

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Kathrine L Walker (klwalk)
Tue, 5 Mar 1996 08:57:36 -0600 (CST)

For all the art teachers out there - Try working in a museum where nudes
and controversial subjects are part of the permanent collection! I have
encountered everything from teachers asking me to drape paintings and not
use slides of bar scenes from the collection (even though it had a direct
bearing on the program). The funny thing is, that the children
themselves rarely have much of a problem with the material (yes, I get an
occassional giggle about a nude sculpture, but we simply stop to disucss
why an artist might need to study the human figure. The giggles usually
dissapate soon after they see I am taking the work seriously!) How many
of you have had to fig-leaf Leonardo Da Vinci's Proportions of the Human
Figure? Join the club!

Wish I had a solution:-)

Kathrine Walker, Beach Museum of Art/Kansas State