Museum cancels art show over controversial piece

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Officials at an Alabama museum say a faculty art show was canceled when board members deemed some images offensive in a piece meant to comment on Alabama's 2011 immigration law.

Kelly Williams, office administrator of Heritage Hall Museum, said nine artists had contributed to what was supposed to be a group exhibit for Troy University faculty members.

Williams tells The Daily Home newspaper of Talladega (http://bit.ly/SB758B) that a piece by one artist showed cans of Ajax with swastikas on the top. Williams said the work also included some digitally altered images of the Virgin Mary holding a dead chicken in one hand and a broom and dust pan in the other.

Williams said the university was contacted, and the museum board then made a unanimous decision to cancel the show.

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Information from: The Daily Home - Talladega, http://www.dailyhome.com



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