Monday, November 29, 2010

‘Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus, Naked Brothers Kissing, Genitalia, and Ellen DeGeneres Grabbing Her Breasts’

Via NRO. More detail from the grisly article:
The promotion read, in part: "Gallery Talks & Tours, Kids & Families. EVENT LOCATION Throughout the museum COST Free RELATED EXHIBITION Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture ... NOTE This friends and family day includes music and hands-on arts activities inspired by the exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. Guided tours of the Hide/Seek exhibition also available at special times."
Isn't that special.

Seriously. Is this appropriate?

P.S. No Koran-burning sightings to date at the Smithsonian. Exit question--what if the ants were crawling over Mohammad?


Quite Rightly said...

Next stop: when this show leaves the Smithsonian it will sent to museums all over the country, at taxpayer expense. I'm sure I'll be getting the "opportunity" to see it soon. Gag.

Anne said...

One place to cut the budget.

Get the scalpel.

Frank said...

I've seen the ant-covered crucifix video. It's disturbing, but it's also religious art in the Catholic tradition.

The message is that Christ shared in the frailty and suffering of all humanity, even AIDS patients and even gays.

The images shown are disturbing but so is the EVERY Catholic crucifix.

BTW, nine pieces of the art on display were banned by Hilter as "Degenerate Art."

Do conservative Christians really want to follow in HIS foot steps?

Anne said...

Your interpretation is kind of a stretch.

By the way, I did post on the Hitler-banned art.

I don't think it is at all the same.

In any event, the Smithsonian is a public institution. Let the artists go private.