AIDS Themed Art Yanked From Exhibit at the Smithsonian on Gay Artists

Dec 1, 2010 · 1985 views

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The Smithsonian removed a video containing religious and gay imagery from the exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” which explores how sexual orientation and gender identity have shaped American art. The video, “A […]


  1. They are morons. Censorship is stupid and reactionary. David Wojnarowicz is one of the greatest American artists of all times. Thanks for posting the video!

  2. Tim says:

    This pissed me off soooo much. The thing is that public funding only goes towards maintenance of the museum itself – this exhibition was put together entirely by private money. Why do Christians always make themselves the victim? Not the guy dieing from AIDS? No irony in the fact the Church continues to preach against condom use?

  3. Join the Facebook group and write to the directors of the Smithsonian Institution!


    Martin Sullivan (NPG director), ******

    Richard Kurin (undersecretary for the arts and humanities), ******

    Wayne Clough (secretary of the SI), ******

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  4. Gordon Dawkins says:

    Really? Can these conservatives get over themselves and their “white picket fence” lives? Sure the video is disturbing, as is the AIDS epidemic and the condition of the world in general. Art is meant to reflect our fears and challenge us….and whatever happened to free speech. Deal with it already!

  5. alin-romania says:

    what is this? it’s about AIDS?

  6. Listen to this douchebag complain that Ellen DeGeneres is grabbing her own breasts- perhaps he wanted someone else to grab them?

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