Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Freedom of Speech at the Carnegie

The Tribune-Review headline reads "Flag cup with 'F' at Carnegie Museum draws complaints." As part of the citywide celebration of glass the Carnegie has an exhibit called Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! which contains The "Freedom of Speech Cup," by Richard Marquis. The cup is decorated like the American Flag and has the "F word" scrawled across it. The cup was created in 1969-70. According to the article there have been a few indignant museum visitors but the exhibit curator explained that "It's an early example of an artist using glass to make a political statement," she said. "We allow people to do that." Yes, we do.

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