Art Prof Uses Flag For Door Mat

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Apparently, taking a knee during the National Anthem is too respectful of Old Glory for at least one academic. “Many call it art; others call it a trap,” Colleen Flaherty reports on Inside Higher Ed. “A faculty art exhibit involving a whitewashed American flag cut in two and placed on the floor in a high-traffic area of a Broward College art gallery is drawing criticism, including from students who said they inadvertently stepped on it.”

“In response to the controversy, Broward has defended the assistant professor of art behind the piece — specifically her right to free expression. At the same time, the college has announced the flag piece will be moved to another part of the gallery.”