A student group’s satirical posters mocking anti-immigrant attitudes were torn down and reported to administrators.
Title A Notice to All White Americans
School Gustavus Adolphus College
Year 2017
Summary

A student group’s satirical posters mocking anti-immigrant attitudes were torn down and reported to administrators.

  Credit: Hudson LaRoe Pearson / Twitter
Kennesaw State removed commissioned artwork from the grand opening of its new Museum of Art for weeks because it didn’t fit the event’s “celebratory” nature.
Title A Walk in the Valley
School Kennesaw State University
Year 2009
Summary

Kennesaw State removed commissioned artwork from the grand opening of its new Museum of Art for weeks because it didn’t fit the event’s “celebratory” nature.

  Credit: Mike Jensen
Brandeis University canceled Buyer Beware, a play about Lenny Bruce, because theater faculty “considered the challenging issues it raised” and “felt that more time was needed to produce the play appropriately.”
Title Buyer Beware
School Brandeis University
Year 2017
Summary

Brandeis University canceled Buyer Beware, a play about Lenny Bruce, because theater faculty “considered the challenging issues it raised” and “felt that more time was needed to produce the play appropriately.”

  Credit: Examiner Press via Wikimedia
A performance of the play Corpus Christi, which portrays Jesus as a gay man, was canceled after calls for censorship and security threats.
Title Corpus Christi
School Tarleton State University
Year 2010
Summary

A performance of the play Corpus Christi, which portrays Jesus as a gay man, was canceled after calls for censorship and security threats.

  Billy Hathorn via English Wikipedia
A professor’s artwork depicting political figures engaging in sexual activity was rejected from a faculty art exhibition because it was “too controversial.”
Title Death of Innocence
School Polk State College
Year 2018
Summary

A professor’s artwork depicting political figures engaging in sexual activity was rejected from a faculty art exhibition because it was “too controversial.”

  Credit: Serhat Tanyolacar
UW censored a professor’s Firefly poster as well as his poster about fascism, which mocked the censorship of his original poster.
Title Firefly and fascism
School University of Wisconsin-Stout
Year 2011
Summary

UW censored a professor’s Firefly poster as well as his poster about fascism, which mocked the censorship of his original poster.

  Credit: James Miller / elements owned by 20th Century Fox Television
Artwork depicting torch-wielding Ku Klux Klan members and a lynching superimposed onto the Confederate flag was removed from an art exhibition.
Title Heritage?
School Gainesville State College
Year 2011
Summary

Artwork depicting torch-wielding Ku Klux Klan members and a lynching superimposed onto the Confederate flag was removed from an art exhibition.

  Credit: Stanley Bermudez / Gainesville Times
A professor was required to remove his artwork — a Ku Klux Klan robe covered in newspaper images of racial violence — from an open area of campus.
Title In Their Shoes
School University of Iowa
Year 2014
Summary

A professor was required to remove his artwork — a Ku Klux Klan robe covered in newspaper images of racial violence — from an open area of campus.

  Credit: Serhat Tanyolacar
The university’s president ordered paintings to be removed from a campus art gallery, despite objections from the exhibition’s curator, after it was discovered the painter is a convicted sex offender.
Title Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape
School University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn
Year 2018
Summary

The university’s president ordered paintings to be removed from a campus art gallery, despite objections from the exhibition’s curator, after it was discovered the painter is a convicted sex offender.

 
Saint Mary’s University fired an adjunct professor after he worked with the drama department to put on an authentic production of the play Medea.
Title Medea
School Saint Mary’s University
Year 2015
Summary

Saint Mary’s University fired an adjunct professor after he worked with the drama department to put on an authentic production of the play Medea.

  Credit: Jason Underferth / Saint Mary’s University
CSULB canceled a scheduled performance of the play N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK (N*W*C*) due to its provocative content.
Title N*W*C*
School California State University, Long Beach
Year 2016
Summary

CSULB canceled a scheduled performance of the play N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK (N*W*C*) due to its provocative content.  

  Credit: Agustin, Axibal, Gregley
Washington State University endorsed hecklers who disrupted a student’s production of his play Passion of the Musical.
Title Passion of the Musical
School Washington State University
Year 2005
Summary

Washington State University endorsed hecklers who disrupted a student’s production of his play Passion of the Musical.

  Credit: Chris Lee
A student was not allowed to display his senior art exhibit on Islamic extremism because it “did not promote cultural diversity.”
Title Portraits of Terror
School Pennsylvania State University
Year 2006
Summary

A student was not allowed to display his senior art exhibit on Islamic extremism because it “did not promote cultural diversity.”

  Credit: Joshua Stulman
Administrators took down a student’s anti-street harassment display, citing a policy prohibiting “hate speech” and “profane/vulgar language.”
Title Sexual Assault Awareness
School University of New Hampshire
Year 2017
Summary

Summary: Administrators took down a student’s anti-street harassment display, citing a policy prohibiting “hate speech” and “profane/vulgar language.”

  Credit: Connie DiSanto / Huffington Post
An exhibit featuring Ku Klux Klan and World War II imagery was temporarily closed, and later hidden partially behind drapes, in response to student complaints.
Title State of the Union
School Salem State University
Year 2016
Summary

An exhibit featuring Ku Klux Klan and World War II imagery was temporarily closed, and later hidden partially behind drapes, in response to student complaints.

  Credit: Garry Harley via Inside Higher Ed
UW decided that two historical paintings depicting the fur trade between Native Americans and white traders would be removed due to the potential “harmful effect.”
Title The French fur trade
School University of Wisconsin-Stout
Year 2016
Summary

UW decided that two historical paintings depicting the fur trade between Native Americans and white traders would be removed due to the potential “harmful effect.”

  Credit: Cal Peters, courtesy of George Hesselberg / Wisconsin State Journal
Winthrop threatened a student with suspension and expulsion over her involvement in an anti-lynching art display.
Title Tillman’s Legacy
School Winthrop University
Year 2016
Summary

Winthrop threatened a student with suspension and expulsion over her involvement in an anti-lynching art display.

  Credit: Caroline Fountain / FOX 46 Charlotte
A student’s exhibition featuring artwork by Palestinian teenagers was removed by Brandeis administrators over complaints that it was “one-sided.”
Title Voices of Palestine
School Brandeis University
Year 2006
Summary

A student’s exhibition featuring artwork by Palestinian teenagers was removed by Brandeis administrators over complaints that it was “one-sided.”

  Credit: Samah al-Azza via Boston Globe
Administrators demanded a professor remove parts of an anti-Trump art installation and later launched a Title IX investigation against him due to his artwork.
Title Waste Show
School Arcadia University
Year 2017
Summary

Summary: Administrators demanded a professor remove parts of an anti-Trump art installation and later launched a Title IX investigation against him due to his artwork.

  Credit: Alan Powell, Termite TV
A student’s “black only” and “white only” posters, which were intended to draw attention to racism, were removed by campus police and investigated.
Title White Only
School University at Buffalo
Year 2015
Summary

A student’s “black only” and “white only” posters, which were intended to draw attention to racism, were removed by campus police and investigated.

  Credit: Micah Oliver / The Spectrum
A student’s depiction of three professors was rejected from a Women’s History Month festival because administrators considered it “controversial.”
Title Women’s History Month
School Southwestern College
Year 2010
Summary

A student’s depiction of three professors was rejected from a Women’s History Month festival because administrators considered it “controversial.”

  Credit: Saveourswc.com, via Archive.org