Dangerous Ideas: Negotiating Controversy In The Stewardship Of Culture

Nonprofit Risk Summit
October 1-2, 2018 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Art becomes controversial when works are perceived as an affront to ideas, norms, and values that they explore. Responses to provocative works can come as demands for censorship and escalate into threats or acts of violence. This seminar explored case studies of controversial works and examined the ways in which institutions negotiated the risks associated with presenting these works.