Toronto Public Library Event feat. Elizabeth Legge

When and Where

Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
North York Central LIbrary Auditorium
North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 5N9


Elizabeth Legge


The Toronto Public Library’s “Thought Exchange” series presents a talk featuring Prof. Elizabeth Legge:

Art and Scandal

Art causes scandals for many reasons, and provokes a range of consequences from censorship and funding cuts to destruction of the art in question. This program will take a deeper look at work that has caused offence due to its perceived obscenity, sacrilege, politics, or abstraction, amongst other things. Works by artists including Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Serra, Maya Lin, Damien Hirst, Dread Scott, Sally Mann, and Chris Ofili raise questions of what we expect from art.

Please note: This lecture contains content that some audience members may find offensive.

Register for this free program by calling (416) 395-5639.

Contact Information

North York Central LIbrary


Toronto Public Library