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On Tue, 5 Mar 1996, Kathrine L Walker wrote:
> 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