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Arts in the Afternoon: Cowardice

4:19 PM, May 27, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
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"Are America's museums as willing to stand up for an artist whose life may be on the line?" That's the cutting question asked by Terry Teachout, who points out the cowardice of some cultural leaders unwilling to protest the Chinese government's imprisonment of artist Ai Weiwei. In fact, some museums are still working with the Communist government to mount exhibitions.

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