On Thursday, January 13th, a new museum opens in Washington, DC: The Museum of Censored Art, founded by art and free speech activists Mike Blasenstein and Michael Dax Iacovone.
Mike and Mike are the iPad protesters, who were expelled from the National Portrait Gallery when they attempted to show David Wojnarowicz’s video Fire In My Belly in the galleries of the exhibition Hide/Seek. This is the video that the Smithsonian Institution removed under pressure from the Catholic League and Representatives Boehner and Cantor.
Well, now, the Free Speech Duo is back and not only are they continuing to show the video, but they’ve even built a museum to house it and placed it in front of the National Portrait Gallery in a container!
The Museum of Censored Art will show the video and other educational materials relating to this censorship case.
The museum’s hours are the same as the National Portrait Gallery: 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM every day through February 13, 2011.
For more information or to make a donation, see: http://dontcensor.us/