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Posted on 11/29/2010 2:37:07 PM PST by MissesBush
FULL TITLE: Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus, Naked Brothers Kissing, Genitalia, and Ellen DeGeneres Grabbing Her Breasts
The federally funded National Portrait Gallery, one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently showing an exhibition that features images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts, and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show's catalog as "homoerotic."
This is an exhibition that displays masterpieces of American portraiture and we wanted to illustrate how questions of biography and identity went into the making of images that are canonical, David C. Ward, a National Portrait Gallery (NGP) historian who is also co-curator of the exhibit, told CNSNews.com.
A plaque fixed to the wall at the entrance to the exhibit says that the National Portrait Gallery is committed to showing how a major theme in American history has been the struggle for justice so that people and groups can claim their full inheritance in Americas promise of equality, inclusion, and social dignity. As Americas museum of national biography, the NPG is also vitally interested in the art of portrayal and how portraiture reflects our ideas about ourselves and others.
"These themes, historic and artistic, come together in 'Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,' the first major exhibition to examine the influence of gay and lesbian artists in creating modern American portraiture," says the plaque. "'Hide/Seek' chronicles how, as outsiders, gay and lesbian artists occupied a position that turned to their advantage, making essential contributions to both the art of portraiture and to the creation of modern American culture."
The Smithsonian Institution has an annual budget of $761 million, 65 percent of which comes from the federal government, according to Linda St. Thomas, the Smithsonian's chief spokesperson.
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These outrages must be defunded.
My first thought. Why no ant-coverd mohammed?
For all my life I never cared a bit if someone was gay but now all has changed.
Every one I have ever known at some point showed the truly perverted/evil side of their nature. They cannot be trusted.
Now I say burn them all.
For shizzle stay out de NFL locker room.
How many times are U.S. taxpayers going to tolerate funding these outrages to decency, not to mention religion? Enough!
Somethings are just unspeakably evil.
The Smithsonian budget as ballooned in the past few years. It’s one of the biggest items in the “discretionary” (I hate that word) budget.
Is the exhibit titled “A Barney Frank Christmas.”
Why the Smithsonian must be privatized and left to fend for funding on its own. Thomas Jefferson himself would have learned from the example our history has now provided, that public museums can become intolerably oppressive of democracy and liberty.
Why I cancelled my Smithsonian subscription some years ago.
THIS IRRITATES THE HELL OUT OF ME.
Today, an article in the NYT discusses how to cut costs for military veterans and retirees (FR LINK: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2634371/posts )
This makes me HOPPING mad. BEFORE we even think about TOUCHING, CUTTING or MODIFYING any benefits for military veterans, retirees or their families, EVERY SINGLE OUNCE OF SILVER ALLOCATED TO BS LIKE THIS MUST BE COMPLETELY DEFUNDED.
NPR, NEA, ACORN, you name it. THIS IS BS.
What House/Senate committee does the Smithsonian report to?
Sick...and we are forced to pay for it when we are broke.
Let’s put this in perspective. This one disgusting exhibit probably cost more to put on than I’ll make in my entire life.
Precisely! That's why they did it.
The Smithsonian used to be a monument to American greatness and inventiveness. Now it’s just another piece of trendy slime.
I’d say the entire leadership needs to be cleaned out.
The first step involves taking back the White House and the Senate.
Here is the Board of Regents. I would venture to guess that Bush did nothing to clean out all the libs stuffed in by his predecessors. Certainly he failed to clean out the CIA, the FBI, the Pentagon, the State Department, and a lot of more important organizations.
But when the likes of clinton and Obama are in office, they make sure to put their own stooges in all these places.
The downslide continues...
There is a day coming, and it may be sooner than most think, that the individuals who do this mocking of Christ, unless they change directions,are going to be humbled by Him. And it won’t be a fun experience.
As a counter to these despicable actions, try to watch and tell people about a movie called “The Perfect Gift”. It’s an excellent Christian Christmas story.
Scroll down and you get brief bios of the members of the board of regents. I’d say that Chief Justice Roberts is probably the ONLY conservative on the entire board. I don’t know all of them, but that’s my impression.
For instance, what does it take to get on the board of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation? You’ve got to be an ultra lib abortion lover.
They are next, right after NPR.
You cannot call a Islamic Jihadist a Jihadist, but you can make these things part of a gallery?
The Leftards need to be de-funded, pronto.
Me. too. Too bad as the Smithsonian has a lot to see and enjoy. I just don’t give them money anymore.
We should not be funding garbage like this.
Thanks for the warning. I just crossed the Smithsonian from the list of family friendly places to visit. Never again until it’s cleaned up.
Everything is about labels these days, nothing of substance or character.
I was always content with live and let live, now it is being shoved down our throats no matter.
So naturally you present something so disgusting, so abhorrent, that the rest of us will want to include you in our circles and respect your "dignity." has anyone asked that idiot curator how the display is to achieve those ends?
I cancelled mine when they rewrote the history of the Second World War, especially whitewashing the role which the Enola Gay played in ending the war. “The Smithsonian” and “The National Geographic” have slid so far to the left that they are unreliable and unreadable. sd
Just the ones you have known? Aren't they going to burn in Hell, anyway?
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Gee! How brave. ( /s)
An ant covered Mohamed?...Now that would be brave.
The same with me. They do have quite a bit to offer, but I don't give money to my enemies.
Yep. The Enola Gay did it for me. I've dropped the Nat'l Geo as well (and I have Geos going back as far as 1905).
I had this up to ping out. It’s doubly horrible that our tax money pays for this offensive filth.
However, I'm sure the government mind-control institutions in the DC area will be bringing their children to the exhibit...
Funny. According to Obama, WE are the enemy. It is Obama’s Bizzaro America.
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I was actually thinking of taking Sassy to the Smithsonian this month. Not now. I took all my older children yrs ago & they loved it. How utterly disgusting it has become. Sassy will be disappointed as she really wanted to go but when I tell her about this I think she will agree we don’t need to go there.
I have never been there but I think it’s a big place, pandy. You could take her and avoid the nonsense displays.
Yes it is very big & I will have to think about it. It really irks me to say this is art or whatever they call such garbage. I don’t want to fund it. If they are going to show garbage then let the kooks donate to keep the Smithsonian open. I don’t want my tax dollars paying for it.
Utter trash funding with my tax dollars. Just great, not only does NPR get funding, but now this.
DeGeneres is a disgusting fraud.
Try the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
I went there as a kid, (like 40+ years ago) and loved it.
As far as I know, they still have a huge model of the human heart that you can walk through, following the path that the blood takes.
There’s also Valley Forge as a historical site.
She’d still be supporting it by going, even if it were another building.
There are plenty of other places to go.
There’s the Museum of Natural History in NYC as well. I’ve been there recently and it’s incredible. There really are plenty of other options.
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Good idea. Thanks!
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