Sons of Confederate Veterans Object To Art
Well, not just any art. The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee, Florida is currently displaying John Sims’s "The Proper Way to Hang a Confederate Flag." The piece in question is part of an exhibit that caused a great deal of controversy up at Gettysburg College back in 2004. Col. Robert Hurst of the SCV noted:
I and the other members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans camps in this area find the current display at the Brogan Museum of the ‘art’ of John Sims to be both tasteless and offensive.
Yes, sometimes art is "tasteless and offensive." My suggestion for those of you who find yourselves in agreement with Col. Hurst is that you not pay the entrance fee at the art gallery. These are the same people who apparently find nothing wrong with the way in which the Confederate flag is used to sell bikinis, necklaces, and bed sheets.
Apparently at 11:00am the museum will respond to the SCV’s request. I assume it will be a hearty, "NO".