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Constant Contact 2014

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In 1894, the sculptor Frederick MacMonnies unveiled “Bacchante And Infant Faun” at the Paris Salon and it was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. In 1897, “Bacchante” was ignominiously driven out of its intended home at the new Boston Public Library, due to pressure from puritanical groups that considered it indecent, inappropriate, and a corrupting influence. How on earth did this happen? And what can “Bacchante”’s experience teach us, as people who make things and then send them out into the world?

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