According to the Collegian, the administration at Penn State have cancelled an art exhibit on the Israel-Palestinian conflict from a Jewish perspective.
It had to do with a policy that from my superficial understanding of the First Amendment, seems totally unconstitutional.
Three days before his 10-piece exhibit — Portraits of Terror — was scheduled to open at the Patterson Building, Stulman (senior-painting and anthropology) received an e-mail message from the School of Visual Arts that said his exhibit on images of terrorism “did not promote cultural diversity” or “opportunities for democratic dialogue” and the display would be cancelled.
Stulman’s art, according the fine reporting of the Collegian, “raises questions concerning the destruction of Jewish religious shrines, anti-Semitic propaganda and cartoons in Palestinian newspapers, the disregard for rules of engagement and treatment of prisoners, and the indoctrination of youth into terrorist acts.” Sounds like interesting art work to this Rabbi son of a Painter.
Penn State’s Hillel was helping Stulman to exhibit the artwork, and are quoted as trying to find another venue to show the art to support Jewish students. Yashar Koach to PSU Hillel and Tuvia Abramson, director of Penn State Hillel.