“I believe in censorship. There are works that should not be in public places where children will see them. I do believe that. But these [works of mine] aren’t them.”

Artist Lynnette Sproch on censorship in art. Sproch withdrew several of her works from a group show at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center after learning that the school’s administration had decided to separate them from the rest of the show. Sproch’s work, which deals with themes of mothering and the cycle of life, included depictions of frontal nudity that the administration worried could offend some visitors.