KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A national group says the University of Kansas Medical Center removed an art show at its library because of its content, but the medical center says the show was removed because the curator’s contract expired.
The paintings depicting small animals and weapons by Kansas City, Mo., artist Tom Gregg were installed at the library in June and taken down July 30. The medical center also canceled the art show program at the library.
The National Coalition Against Censorship on Wednesday asked the Kansas Board of Regents to reinstate the program, citing freedom of speech concerns.
Medical Center spokeswoman C.J. Janovy says the Gregg exhibit was taken down because the curator’s contract expired, and the overall program was ended because the library doesn’t have money to pay for exhibits.