Colorado

Oct 7, 2010 4:39 PM by Associated Press

Colorado museum won't replace controversial art

Officials in northern Colorado say they won't replace a controversial piece of artwork allegedly ripped up by a woman in the city's museum.

Police said Kathleen Folden of Kalispell, Mont. was arrested Wednesday at the Loveland Museum. Witnesses say she used a crowbar to smash a display case holding a multi-panel print which critics say portrays Jesus engaged in a sex act and then tore part of it up.

The remaining portions of the work by Stanford University professor Enrique Chagoya were taken by police as evidence.

The museum reopened Thursday and city spokesman Andy Hiller said the print would not be replaced.

Folden was set to appear before a judge Thursday afternoon to learn about what charges she faces.

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