Saturday, April 16, 2016

Art Institutions Criticize Mississippi Religious Freedom Law


MISSISSIPPI---In an act of protest, Neuberger Museum director Tracy Fitzpatrick boycotted a press preview staged today at the Mississippi Museum of Art for an exhibition that highlights the Neuberger Museum’s own collection. Fitzpatrick—along with other prominent US arts organizations—has issued a statement against Mississippi’s newly-instated anti-LGBTQ law. Supporters of the law view the passing of the bill as a victory for US citizens’ religious freedoms while critics have denounced the law as open discrimination against the LGBTQ community. [link]