• A museum is refusing to take down a 'sexualized' portrait of a young girl - and people are furious

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    A viral petition is asking the The Metropolitan Museum of Art to move or change the signage for the Balthus painting "Thérèse Dreaming."
    The Met defended the painting and said it provides an "opportunity for discussion."
    Balthus's paintings have been controversial for decades because of how they sexualize young women.
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is refusing to take down a painting after nearly 10,000 people signed a petition saying it should be removed or recontextualized because it "depicts a young girl in a sexually suggestive pose."
    Mia Merrill, a human resources professional at a...
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