Edward Noriega, a professor of Art and Design at Troy University in Alabama, had his artwork pulled from an exhibit earlier this month from Talladega’s Heritage Hall Museum because the directors objected to the content.
One piece featured stacked Ajax cans relabeled as an “ethnic cleanser” called “Ala, with HB 56,” a reference to the immigration crackdown passed by the Alabama legislature in 2011. Another piece shows an image of the Virgin Mary holding a dustpan and a broom in an empty office, over the title “Señora de la Limpieza,” or “Our Cleaning Lady.” An ashtray reads “Feed Me Get Out.”
But the kicker appears to have been a red square overlaid with a white swastika and the the abbreviation HB 56. The tips of the swastikas read “Presbyterian indifference, Baptist indifference, Catholic indifference, Methodist indifference.” [Full story here]