SCMA Displays Work by David Wojnarowicz in Solidarity with Other Museums

Through December 2010

Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) announces its participation in a nationwide protest against censorship, spurred by the Smithsonian Institution secretary G. Wayne Clough’s decision to remove David Wojnarowicz’s 1987 video piece A Fire in my Belly from the National Portrait Gallery exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture," (an exhibit exploring sexual identity) in response to political pressure from Republican leadership in the House of Representatives and lobbying by the Catholic League. The video, which contains imagery of ants crawling over a crucified Christ, is being screened in protest by several major institutions, along with displays of Wojnarowicz’s other works. In support of this movement, SCMA will be displaying his iconic poster print Untitled (One day this kid…) through December 2010 in the Winslow Teaching Gallery.

Full  David Wojnarowicz Press Release

Click herefor link to image of Untitled (One day this kid…).