Artist: Michelangelo and Channel One educational broadcasting
Confronting Bodies: Madison Middle School officials
Date of Action: September 1991
Specific Location: Eugene, Oregon
Description of Artwork: A news program for students that showed frontal footage of the Michelangelo's "David."
Description of Incident: Madison Middle School was scheduled to show its first day of Channel One, a news show for schools. But because a news story that covered the vandalism of the sculpture, school officials banned the broadcast on the grounds that the story showed a "full, front view" of the nude sculpture.
Results of Incident: Channel One received only two or three other complaints about that day's show, although nearly 10,000 schools showed the broadcast.
Source: Artistic Freedom Under Attack 1992
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