To be nude or not to

The official resentment against nudity has been hitting news of late. Most recent is at the Nevada County’s Rood Administrative Center.

The Union has a complete story:

Nudes are accepted at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the Louvre in Paris, even Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. But five area artists discovered Saturday that the naked human body isn’t quite as welcome in Nevada County’s Rood Administrative Center.

The artists each contributed a painting for the month-long Annual Open Studios Art show which opens tonight at the government building. While the works of 60 other artists will be visible, those five artists will not be allowed to display their works. The five nude paintings were pulled Saturday morning as the show was being set up by Nevada County Arts Council representatives, at the order of Tom Coburn, Nevada County’s general services analyst.


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