In a speech in Baltimore, John E. Frohnmayer, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, called on museum officials to reject advice that they avoid presenting controversial art exhibits as a way to protect government funding for art. Displaying only "safe art" to mollify critics would violate the First Amendment and rob future generations of "an opportunity to discover" new ideas in art, Mr. Frohnmayer said.
The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Should the government withhold funding for controversial art? Is the controversy an issue of controlling ideas rather than one of art?