MUSEUM OF MODERN ART HOSTS ANTI-NUN FILM

The Museum of Modern Art will host the premiere of “Women In Black” on October 28-29, a one-hour documentary on Catholic nuns produced and directed by Claudia Sherwood. It is described as a “kaleidoscope of baby boomers’ memories” that features “childhood experiences of physical and psychological punishment during their... [Read more...]

AMICUS BRIEF FILED AGAINST BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART

The Catholic League will file an amicus brief today against the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The league’s brief is in support of the City of New York’s position and will be filed with Brooklyn Federal Judge Nina Gershon. Professor Gerard Bradley of Notre Dame University Law School wrote the brief for the Catholic League; it is signed by New York attorney... [Read more...]

COLUMBINE RELIGIOUS ART NIXED DUE TO LACK OF DUNG

Two families of the victims of the Columbine High School massacre have sued the school for declining to install their memorial to their children. The families, which were invited by the school to make a statement on ceramic tile, crafted such religious themes as crosses and biblical verses. But the Jefferson County School District objected, saying that... [Read more...]

ART AS SEEN BY THE NEW YORKER AND NEW YORK

In the October 11 editions of The New Yorker and New York, contrasting perspectives on the Brooklyn Museum of Art controversy are offered. Peter Schjeldahl in The New Yorker sees the dung-stained and pornographic-studded “The Holy Virgin Mary” as “gorgeous, sweet, and respectful of its subject”; he is taken by its alleged... [Read more...]