Censorship or a Mirage?

March 4, 2011

But the Pratt Institute says there has been no censorship and the burgeoning artist in question, a fifth-year student named Stephen DeQuattro, is scheduled to exhibit his work alongside three other students' in April as planned.

"You could not have stunned me more by saying Stephen does not know that he is to be showing," says Donna Moran, chair of fine arts at Pratt.

"If that's true, I haven't been informed of it," says DeQuattro.

Moran says she thought the issue had been resolved last month. She had convened a meeting after word reached her that the three other students curating the exhibition did not want to work with DeQuattro, who had been added to the exhibition late due to a snafu involving paperwork...