Kansas City Art Institute

Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Type: Private

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  • Kansas City Art Institute: Student Expelled for Retweeting Hentai

    July 6, 2022

    On June 15, 2022, Kansas City Art Institute began investigating incoming student Ash Mikkelsen after it received a complaint about their pseudonoymous Twitter account, which includes retweeted images of Japanese cartoon pornography, or hentai. On June 29, KCAI expelled Mikkelsen for “contributing to a hostile learning environment” and “potential sexual harassment” based on the “content”… Read more

  • VICTORY: Art institute reverses expulsion for student who retweeted sexual art

    July 14, 2022

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 14, 2022 — A student expelled from Kansas City Art Institute for retweeting sexual art won their appeal Tuesday, notching a victory for free expression. KCAI reversed the expulsion decision against student Ash Mikkelsen after a demand from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression.  “When we have an art school… Read more

  • Kansas City Art Institute expels student for retweeting sexual art

    July 6, 2022

    The posts include drawings of characters engaged in sexual acts Expelled student: Shocking overreach ‘leaves me worried for the future of other artists like me’ College makes up rules to expel student over artistic expression, alleges sexual harassment and a hostile learning environment FIRE: ‘Art history is full of censors, but today KCAI is the… Read more