Man Says El Paso Museum Of Art Display Is Pornographic
When is art not art? When someone thinks it's pornography. One man says the El Paso Museum of Art's "Desert Triangle Print Carpeta" exhibit is indecent and even obscene.
Alberto Rivas sent a letter to the El Paso Times which said that he is worried that kids might see the prints in the exhibit done by artists from El Paso, Albuquerque, and Tucson. The museum's senior curator says there have been times that there were warnings about exhibits that might not be suitable for kids, but in this case, they didn't feel the need to do that.
A few of the prints in the exhibit do feature women in provocative poses and some are naked. So far, there don't seem to be any complaints from other museum visitors. The owner of the Print Shop, one of the shops featured in the exhibit, said that the prints are doing their job because 'Art is a way to engage in dialogue. (I'm) glad that these conversations are happening.'