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Posted at 4:06 PM ET, 12/ 7/2010

Reactions to Smithsonian pulling art video in "Hide/Seek"

By Jacqueline Trescott

LA Times reported the video "A Fire in My Belly" is going to be shown at the CB1 Gallery.

"An appalling act of political cowardice," began an editorial in Tuesday's New York Times.

Christopher Knight, LA Times Arts critic, concluded Tuesday, "Will it work this time? The onslaught might damage art museums which would be lamentable. And Smithsonian acquiescence is a self-inflicted wound." Tuesday reported that New York's New Museum had received requests from around the world for copies of "A Fire in My Belly."

The Washington Post editorial Dec. 3 called the action by the Smithsonian "highly disappointing."

By Jacqueline Trescott  | December 7, 2010; 4:06 PM ET
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This exhibit has no place in a publicly funded institution. And the Post's overt support for it is absolutely disgraceful--especially given the appropriate reaction of their readers.

It seems that the lesson of the last election was lost on the Post. Whether in the Arts or in Politics, "We the People" are tired of having our views ignored.

Posted by: JamesQ | December 7, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

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