Newspaper Pulls Nude Art Ad

The Baltimore Sun recently refused to run an ad for a local art gallery which featured a “stamp-sized, black-and-white reproduction of a nude,” citing the conservative bent of the paper’s readership. The owner of the gallery is puzzled: after all, the Sun regularly runs ads for strip clubs and massage parlors. Furthermore, “on its news pages, The Sun has repeatedly published artistic images of nudes, including paintings and sculptures by Henri Matisse, Michelangelo’s David, and renderings of Honore Balzac by Auguste Rodin.”