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Panel Discussion: Museums and Censorship, with Jonathan Katz, Richard Kurin, and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

September 16, 2011  by: Dom

September 25 at 2 PM – Albright-Knox Art Gallery Auditorium

The Albright Knox Art Gallery, in partnership with the Department of Art and the Humanities Institute at the University at Buffalo, will present a conversation on the controversy surrounding the recent Smithsonian exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture—the first major museum queer exhibition in US history—and the Smithsonian’s decision to remove David Wojnarowicz’s film Fire in My Belly from the exhibition. Joining the discussion will be Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution; Jonathan D. Katz, Director of the Doctoral Program in Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo and co-curator of the Hide/Seek exhibition; and Win