Smithsonian won't pull Cosby art exhibit after charges
WASHINGTON - The criminal charges filed Wednesday against Bill Cosby won't lead to any changes to a Cosby-funded art exhibit at a Smithsonian museum.
Eddie Burke, a spokesman for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, said Wednesday that the exhibit will close as scheduled on Jan. 24. He says no changes will be made to a posted disclaimer that says the museum does not condone Cosby's alleged behavior.
About a third of the works on display in the exhibit come from the private collection of Cosby and his wife, Camille. Cosby also funded the exhibit with a $716,000 gift.
Smithsonian officials debated whether to pull the exhibit after revelations about Cosby's behavior with women in court documents unsealed earlier this year. Cosby was charged Wednesday with aggravated indecent assault.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Hospitalized high school football player in need of blood donations, family says
Fed-up teachers, parents make their voices heard at Livingston School Board meeting
Baton Rouge company supporting emergency workers in Florida with free mobile housing...
LSU's COVID-19 testing incentive working; students lining up at testing centers
La. Workforce Commission apologizes for erroneously issuing more than 7,000 'overpayment' letters
Coach O speaks with media, says 'most' of team has had coronavirus
LSU's Neil Farrell opting back in for 2020 season
LHSAA moves up start of high school football, teams cleared to start...
LSU AD Scott Woodwards talks Game Day for Tiger Stadium
Former LSU Tiger Tre White emotional over new NFL deal