Hundreds Protest Smithsonian Censorship

This Sunday, Dec 19th, hundreds of artists, curators, queer and free speech activists, as well as other supporters of free speech gathered in front of Metropolitan Museum to take part in a rally demanding that the Smithsonian return the censored video by artist David Wojnarowicz, “A Fire In My Belly,” to the National Portrait Gallery’s Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in
American Portraiture. The group then marched up 5th avenue to the Cooper/Hewitt Museum. The event was organized by Art +, an ad hoc group with which NCAC has been working closely.

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1 Response to Hundreds Protest Smithsonian Censorship

  1. Gary Pigza says:

    This is a perfect example of how the United States government and other levels of government have been given too much power and influence. The people protesting the censorship of the video have every right to. Art museums such as the Smithsonian should be allowed to display whatever they want to as it is their personal business. The governments restriction of the arts in any case, no only here, is disgusting and wrong. It is important that we fight to remind the leaders of our government that they have restrictions themselves and that we will exercise our freedom when necessary.

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