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A Fire in My Belly

Slideshow: Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

by Paddy Johnson and Christopher Schreck on November 21, 2011
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The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Hide/Seek” opened this weekend and we’ve got the slideshow to prove it. The much lauded traveling show about how gender and sexual identity has shaped American portraiture became a point of contention in conservative circles last year after the Catholic League described the piece as an “outrageous use of tax payer money”. In response, Republicans took up the mantel, and Smithsonian Director Wayne Clough removed David Wojnarowicz's video “A Fire in My Belly” from the show at The National Portrait Museum, a move that sparked much criticism.

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