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|Smithsonian Stands Firmly Behind "Hide/Seek" Exhibition|
Protesters hold masks of artist David Wojnarowicz while marching in support of his video piece, "A Fire in My Belly," outside the Transformer Gallery where the video that was removed from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is now showing, in Washington, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin.
WASHINGTON, DC.- The exhibition at the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, which opened Oct. 30, recently sparked a great deal of controversy.
One of the exhibitions 105 worksa short segment in a four-minute video created as a complex metaphor for AIDSwas perceived by some to be anti-Christian. It generated a strong response from the public. We removed it from the exhibition Nov. 30 because the attention it was receiving distracted from the overall exhibition, which includes works by American artists John Singer Sargent, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Annie Leibovitz and Georgia OKeeffe.
Hide/Seek is scheduled to continue as planned until Feb. 13.
The museum and the Smithsonian stand firmly behind the scholarly merit and historical and artistic importance of the exhibition.
Acknowledging that some visitors may prefer not to encounter some of the subject matter in the exhibit, the museum installed signs at both entrances, reading This exhibition contains mature themes.
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