The Bonfire of Liberties: Censorship of the Humanities addresses the difficult topic of censorship. Censorship has been practiced for nearly as long as there have been materials to censor. The Bonfire of Liberties gives an overview of censorship in its various guises over time. Furthermore, it examines the struggle between those who want to censor difficult, controversial, and revolutionary material from sensitive viewers and those who want to protect the freedoms of all people to read, view, and think for themselves. Viewers may be surprised to learn just how many of their favorite books and plays have been censored at some point in history.
Highlighting the impact of censorship as applied to the humanities through the ages, The Bonfire of Liberties: Censorship of the Humanities emphasizes the relevance of censorship to a contemporary audience. Each panel examines a specific subject within censorship through quotes, images, and informative text. Panel topics include:
The Bonfire of Liberties is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
|Content||9 double-sided panels (28” x 38”)|
10 support legs (78” tall)
|Space Requirements||130 square feet of floor space (13’ x 10’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 1 wooden crate and 1 plastic case:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.
Digital copy of brochure with an illustrated essay on the causes and effects of censorship.
The Bonfire of Liberties press release
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