Trial over, Issues Refuse to Fade Views Clash over Photo Show in a City with a 20-Year History of Strict Anti-Pornography Enforcement. CINCINNATI OBSCENITY CASE
Laura Van Tuyl, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
While the streets of this river-front city were plastered with "Go Reds!" signs, the entrance to the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) sported an equally impassioned sign: "Not Guilty! It is art!!"
The poster reflects the relief and triumph felt by the museum and the arts community after a jury acquitted the arts center and its director two weeks ago of obscenity charges related to the Robert Mapplethorpe show presented here last spring.
But the verdict does not signal a return to business as usual, citizens say. The celebrated trial has left the arts center wracked with financial woes and the community emotionally exhausted.
"The city is still very divided. …
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Publication information: Article title: Trial over, Issues Refuse to Fade Views Clash over Photo Show in a City with a 20-Year History of Strict Anti-Pornography Enforcement. CINCINNATI OBSCENITY CASE. Contributors: Laura Van Tuyl, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 22, 1990. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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