Freedom of Speech? Censoring Art on Campus

Lecture | March 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 John K. Wilson

 Arts + Design, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented by BAMPFA.

John K. Wilson, 2019-20 Fellow with the University of California National Center on Free Speech and Civic Engagement

John K. Wilson, a 2019–20 fellow with the University of California National Center on Free Speech and Civic Engagement, discusses the past and present problem of art censorship on campus. Showing examples of artworks, performances, and cartoons that have been censored at colleges around the country, he asks, What can colleges do to protect artistic freedom on campus? His talk also touches on campus controversies over anti-racist art that includes images of the Ku Klux Klan.
Wilson is the coeditor of AcademeBlog.org for the American Association of University Professors, and the author of eight books, including The Myth of Political Correctness: The Conservative Attack on Higher Education and Patriotic Correctness: Academic Freedom and Its Enemies. For more information, visit artsdesign.berkeley.edu.

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Arts + Design Mondays is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co-curated by the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium at the Berkeley Center for New Media; the Department of Art Practice; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; the Arts Research Center; the Graduate School of Journalism; Poetry and the Senses program at UC Berkeley Arts Research Center in partnership with Engaging the Senses Foundation; Department of Slavic Languages and Literature; Department of History of Art; Autolab, CITRIS People and Robots; and the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission.

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