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Wayne Clough

Smithsonian Regents Defend Secretary Clough

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Pablo Eisenberg

The David Wojnarowicz censorship scandal has once again raised the question of board accountability at the Smithsonian. It is time that it shed its old skin and adopt a governance system that suits the actual mission of the institution.

For the Smithsonian's Sake, Clough Should Step Down

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Keegan

In making the decision to remove a controversial work of art from one of the Smithsonian's museums, Clough has shown that he cannot adequately uphold the mission and the legacy of this American institution.

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...

'Hide/Seek' Portrait Defended By Smithsonian Chief In Wake Of Controversy

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — After complaints prompted him to cut a 4-minute video from an exhibition about gay contributions to art, the secretary of the Smit...

Smithsonian Secretary Defends Decision To Remove Wojnarowicz's Controversial Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

On Tuesday, Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough defended his decision to remove David Wojnarowicz's controversial video Fire In My Belly. The video, wh...

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.

Censorship and Civic Mindedness: There Can Be a Difference

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

On infrequent occasions a cause célèbre will arise that is a matter of concern and reflection on our society's enshrinement of free speech and expression.