ARTS & CULTURE
01/21/2011 03:59 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

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

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 protest the decision by Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian museum, to remove a controversial piece of art from an exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Called "A Fire in My Belly," the piece by artist David Wojnarowicz uses a video filled which strong imagery, such as a sequence with ants crawling on a crucifix.

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