Saturday, December 2, 2023

Exhibition Ad Rejected


(Ron Mueck, A Girl, 2006. Acrylic on polyester resin and fiberglass, 110.5 x 134.5 x 501 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 2007 with the generous support of F. Harvey Benoit and Dr. Lynne Freiburger-Benoit. Photo © National Gallery of Canada). (Ron Mueck, Une fille, 2006. Acrylique sur fibre de verre et résine de polyester, 110.5 x 134.5 x 501 cm. Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa. Acheté en 2007 grâce à l’appui généreux de F. Harvey Benoit et de Dre Lynne Freiburger-Benoit Photo © Musée des beaux-arts du Canada)

Calgary Transit has rejected a Glenbow Museum advertising campaign showing a Ron Mueck sculpture of a naked newborn baby. Mueck’s sculpture piece, A Girl, is part of a new exhibit at the Calgary Museum called Real Life.

“We have to take into consideration opinions from all Calgarians, and community standards, so it was our decision that it might offend some,” said a Calgary Transit spokesperson. “Art is very subjective and a lot of people have different opinions.”

The CBC has more.


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