Hobby Lobby: Looters and Scoundrels

Clearly, Hobby Lobby’s act is abhorrent and illegal under numerous laws and treaties.   I hope the artifacts are repatriated and that those responsible serve time. Also, this is particularly disturbing given Hobby Lobby’s stance that as a Roman Catholic company they need not provide insurance that covers birth control. It smacks of disregard for “other” cultures that today happen to be Muslim majority nations.  I usually teach about these issues in three of my courses. Sad to say I have this new, egregious, example of how art is used in war crimes.  For anyone interested, I have a bad bibliography covering the topics of looting, ethics, international law, repatriation, and the sale or destroying of cultural heritage as a war crime.  http://www.weny.com/story/35822938/hobby-lobby-fined-3-million-over-smuggled-iraqi-artifacts?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_WENY_TV_News

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Interesting Essay by In the Frame Blog

William Morris is best known for his popular Victorian material prints that were widespread in England’s homes by the end of the 19th century. How did previously elitist culture manage to be accessed by the masses in such a classist society? Morris, like Wedgewood and William Blake, had a deep belief that art and culture should […]

via William Morris – the philosophy of an artist — In The Frame