Loveland museum grabs national attention for destruction of Christ lithograph by Montana woman

Normally, if an art museum in Loveland, Colo. (or anywhere in flyover country) were the subject of a lengthy New York Times article, people would be thrilled.

Maybe not so much this time. As we all know by now, the Loveland Museum Gallery was the scene of an attack last week when a woman from Montana drove to Loveland, walked into the museum with a crowbar and destroyed a lithograph that some think showed Jesus Christ engaged in a sex act.

The artist, Enrique Chagoya, says the artwork was not meant to be interpreted that way, saying he intended it as a protest against corruption in the Catholic church.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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