The research reported here compares 48 communities in an effort to understand why some communities are more contentious than others when it comes to fighting over art and cultural expression.
The contributors to this volume use the Sensation exhibition as a springboard to analyze larger questions such as what authority the government has to withhold public funds; how to interpret the First Amendment; how to reflect the cultural and religious values of a diverse metropolitan area; and the ethical dilemmas of the relationship between museums and dealers in art.
Presenter: Steven Tepper, Deputy Director, Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies
View Steven Tepper's paper: "Culture, Conflict and Community: Rituals of Protest or Flairs of Competition"
Taking Funds, Giving Offense, Making Money: The Brooklyn Museum of Art Controversy and the Dilemmas of Arts Policy
Papers are no longer available on-line since the publication of a book based on conference presentations. The book is titled Unsettling Sensation: Arts Policy Lessons from the Brooklyn Museum of Art Controversy.
The Controversy — A comprehensive archive of coverage and criticism of the Sensation furor in The Arts Journal on-line.