Art Exhibit From Guantanamo Bay Detainees Ignites Controversy

A new art exhibit is a sudden hotbed for discussion after being the first display of art from current and former terror suspects who are held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, according to The Associated Press. The exhibit, Ode to the Sea, has been on display since October at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice but recently drew protests and word that the Pentagon may bar further release of works that are made at the U.S. military-run prison. The gallery has 36 paintings and sculptures that were created by eight men during the years they were held at the U.S. military facility for terrorism suspects in Cuba and were released to the men’s lawyers after being approved by the U.S….