Name: Nude male image removed from Texas university's exhibit

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America



Artist: Isabel Zamora

Confronting Bodies: Employee of the University of North Texa Health Science Center

Date of Action: 1995

Specific Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Description of Artwork: The untitled drawing exhibits a reclining nude male; drawn in an anatomy and life-drawing class.

Description of Incident: Zamora's drawing was part of the North Texas Health Science Center's exhibit honoring local Hispanic artists. An employment officer at the center accused the image of being obscene, offensive, and sexually harassing to women, and removed the image.

Results of Incident: Zamora removed another of her works from the exhibit for fear that it would also be removed or vandalized.

Source: Artistic Freedom Under Attack, 1996

Submitted By: NCAC

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