Naked sleepwalker statue stirring controversy at college campus
by NBC News
WELLESLEY, Mass. -
A statue of a man sleep walking in his underwear is causing controversy at college campus in Massachusetts.
A statue by Tony Matelli titled "Sleepwalker" stands in the snow on the campus of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., on Wednesday. NBC reports that more than 100 signatures were collected from an online petition to remove the artwork from the all-women's college, citing the statue as inappropriate.
Lisa Fischman, director of the college's Davis Museum, acknowledged in an online posting that some people could find the sculpture troubling but urged people to see it for themselves. "As the best art does, Tony Matelli's work provokes dialogue, and discourse is at the core of education," she wrote.