A student art
show featuring representations of gay male sexuality and
genitalia was shut down in Brooklyn, N.Y., last week. The
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
closed the exhibition by Brooklyn College graduate art
students after the show was deemed unsuitable for its
public venue of the Brooklyn War Memorial, reported The
New York Sun Monday.
"Upon viewing the exhibit, the borough
commissioner [Julius Spiegel] made the decision that
the work, in fact, was not appropriate for families,
and closed the show," Warner Johnston, a spokesman for the
parks department, told the Sun.
The show, titled "Plan B," was shuttered
one day after it opened at the memorial in downtown
Brooklyn's Cadman Plaza, where it was on view because
there was not an appropriate venue on
campus, students and faculty of the college's Master of
Fine Arts program told the Sun. Nevertheless,
the show is now expected to reopen at Brooklyn
College, an administrator told the paper.
But the students must first be able to access
their work--according to the Sun, the
parks department changed the locks on the memorial.