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Critics Wary Of New Smithsonian Review Policy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Critics who raised objections to a video at a Smithsonian exhibit that showed ants crawling...

Bill Donohue Wary Of New Smithsonian Review Policy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Critics who raised objections to a video at a Smithsonian exhibit that showed ants crawling...

Protests Against Censorship At Smithsonian Secrectary's Speech In L.A.

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The few protesters outside the Biltmore Hotel Thursday with a poster-board cross and a casket weren't exactly sure what to do. They had come to prote...

Misreading the Signs: How the Visual Illiteracy of Sarah Palin and The Smithsonian Re-ignite the Culture Wars

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-01-19-gkjf.jpgIt's arguable that all conflicts begin with miscommunication.

PLAN ForYourArt: January 13-19

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

There has never been more worldwide attention to the creative culture of Los Angeles.

Smithsonian Stands Firm on Censorship, Congressional Checkbook Trumps Constitution

Jim Hedges | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Hedges

2011-01-11-self.jpgNearly two years ago, I was asked to lend an artwork entitled Self-Portrait by artist Jack Pierson to the National Portrait Gallery.

Art, Censorship, and the Scandal of the Cross

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

The recent censorship by the Smithsonian Institution of a controversial video clip by the late gay artist David Wojnarowicz - which contained images o...

The Return Of The Religious In Contemporary Art

Matthew Milliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matthew Milliner

While the Smithsonian controversy made it seem like art and religion could never be more distanced, the truth is that religion has become an increasing point of artistic concern.

Censorship: Toys in the Nation's Attic

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

God knows, Christianity will carry on, despite this minuscule, alleged affront of the Wojnarowicz video.

PHOTOS: Masked Activists At Smithsonian Censorship Protest

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The protest over the National Portrait Gallery's censorship of the controversial piece "A Fire In My Belly" by David Wojnarowicz, was attended by over...

WATCH: Protest Censorship Of 'A Fire In My Belly' This Sunday (EXPLICIT VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The art world has been up in arms regarding the Smithsonian's recent censorship of artist David Wojnarowicz's video "A Fire in My Belly." After the N...

Censorship: Coast to Coast

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Clothier

The Republican agenda, it seems to me, is primarily about holding on to power at all costs. If that involves kow-towing to the Catholic church's objection to a museum exhibition, so be it.

Chicago Arts Community Rallies Behind Controversial Video

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While late artist David Wojnarowicz's controversial video "A Fire In My Belly" didn't make House GOP Leader John Boehner cry, it certainly did make hi...

The Smithsonian, The Cross And David Wojnarowicz

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The Smithsonian should realize that there are many ways to interpret art and religious respect. The National Portrait Gallery should re-instate "Fire In My Belly" as an act of righteousness and courage -- and make the exhibit whole again.

CENSORSHIP: Warhol Foundation Pushes Back On Smithsonian Censorship

Jim Hedges | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Hedges

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, one of the nation's largest patrons of arts institutions, programs for arts education and artistic exp...

Shame Upon Shame: The National Portrait Gallery is Pummeled by Protest

Cat Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cat Weaver

James T. Bartlett has resigned as National Portrait Gallery commissioner, in protest of the Smithsonian's removal of David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly from the "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" exhibition.

CONTROVERSIAL ART: Artist Banned From Smithsonian Now Set To Show In NY, LA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The plot continues to thicken, as it has over the past week or so, with late artist David Wojnarowicz and his controversial video "A Fire In My Belly....

Jason Linkins

GOP-Led Smithsonian Controversy Will Likely Make Controversial Artists Better-Known

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I was wondering when the shiny new GOP House majority might get down to some old-school funnin' and gunnin' over The Stuff That Upsets Them In The Cul...