How Museums and Arts Institutions Can Deal with the Problem of Immoral Artists: A Response to Willard

British Journal of Aesthetics 62 (4):559-566 (2022)
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In this essay, I respond to Mary Beth Willard's commentary on Drawing the Line. I focus on responding to a number of questions and objections that Willard poses concerning the role of arts institutions in addressing the problem of immoral artists. Focusing on the case of museums in particular, I defend the idea that they can exercise their power to play a productive and important role in societal conversations about moral criticism of artists.



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Erich Hatala Matthes
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