A realistic statue of a man sleepwalking in his underwear on campus at Wellesley College, a women’s liberal-arts school in Massachusetts, will be on display until the exhibition ends this spring, the Boston Globe reports.
President H. Kim Bottomly told students, some of whom were unsettled and upset at the statue’s placement, that “we cannot destroy the artistic integrity of this exhibition by moving the sculpture, and also, we must do everything we can to support those students who find themselves deeply affected by it.”
“Sleepwalker” is part of Tony Matelli’s “New Gravity” exhibit at the school’s David Museum.
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