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College Art Exhibit Closed Over Ku Klux Klan Painting to Reopen

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    An art exhibit at a Massachusetts college that was closed last week when some students complained about a piece depicting members of the Ku Klux Klan is reopening with some changes.

    The "State of the Union" exhibit at Salem State University was scheduled to reopen Wednesday following a three-hour meeting Tuesday involving students, art faculty, and administrators.

    They determined the KKK piece will be draped off so that only people who want to intentionally view it will be able to do so.

    President Pat Meservey tells The Salem News that everyone "left the meeting comfortable with the decisions that were made."

    The digital painting by Garry Harley is part of an exhibit in the school's Winfisky Gallery that opened Nov. 9, the day after the presidential election. It runs until Dec. 14.

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