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Smithsonian Censorship

The Separation Of Art And State: Why Obama's National Endowment Cuts Are Healthy

Travis Korte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Travis Korte

"The ants on the crucifix" should be a synonym for "the writing on the wall". This winter, the Smithsonian Institute removed an artwork that had anger...

Censorship at Many Levels

Robert Glenn Ketchum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Robert Glenn Ketchum

David Wojnarowicz is not the first incidence of censorship by the Smithsonian. As an artist whose work has been the subject of a Smithsonian censorship attempt, allow me to provide a brief history.

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...

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...

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.

Head of Catholic Bishops Conference Backs Culture Warrior Bill Donohue

Chris Korzen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Korzen

Up until now, it's been easy to dismiss Donohue and the Catholic League as a faith-based fringe movement. But Archbishop Timothy Dolan's recent comments are cause for much deeper concern.