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6,476 Visitors Saw Censored Art Here

Well it’s been a while since we closed the Museum of Censored Art. It was a whirlwind two months–one month to organize everything, and the other to actually open and run our unheated little corner of free speech. By 7:00 PM on Sunday, February 13, exactly 6,476 people had come to see for themselves what [...]

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Our ‘Censorship Timeline’ Goes Online

One of the most popular exhibits in the Museum of Censored Art — aside from the censored David Wojnarwicz film “A Fire in My Belly” — is the “Timeline of Smithsonian Censorship.” Now online due to popular demand, this timeline details who really manufactured the phony “controversy,” and how long (or rather, how quickly) it [...]

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20 Questions for Clough on Jan. 20

After nearly two months of hiding from the public and the press, Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough is finally answering questions in public… in a Q&A that was already scheduled… that you have to pay $65 to attend… which is happening in LA, 3,000 miles away from DC and its pesky press corps. But still, [...]

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Museum of Censored Art Makes DC TV News

Local station NBC 4 covered the museum opening today. We’ll be adding more pics and updates soon, but in the meantime here’s the video!

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Museum of Censored Art Opens Jan 13!

We’ve hung the exhibits inside and the vinyl signs outside. It’s a done deal — come by and check it out from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM every day from Jan 13-Feb 13! Check out our pics on Facebook too — http://on.fb.me/hyM42n

The Protest

Censorship at the Smithsonian
National Portrait Gallery bows to censors, withdraws Wojnarowicz video on gay love (Washington Post)

  • Museum of Censored Art gets free speech award from American Library Assoc! Their release: click here Ours: click here
  • Feb 13 was our last day -- we were thrilled to have welcomed 6,476 visitors over 4 weeks. Thanks for the ride everyone, and stay tuned!
  • TMRW Retwaz plaz Hide/Seek flash Sun, 1145am @ NPG Dozens will play banned video on phones, tablets. #flash
  • Huh. That guy kinda looks like Dan Savage. Maybe I should say hi. Nah... I'm an idiot: click here
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Museum of Censored Art Given ‘Intellectual Freedom’ Award by American Library Association

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011–Museum of Censored Art organizers Mike Blasenstein and Michael Dax Iacovone today were given the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for intellectual freedom by the American Library Association, one of the nation’s most prominent anti-censorship organizations. Blasenstein and Iacovone set up their museum in a trailer outside the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery [...]

PRESS ADVISORY: ‘Ant Crucifix’ Video to Begin Screening in ‘Museum of Censored Art’ on Smithsonian’s Doorstep

Temporary ‘Museum’ in Washington, D.C. Will Keep Banned Art Available to Public as Smithsonian Censorship Controversy Grows WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2011 — The Museum of Censored Art will open to the public on Thursday, January 13, 2011, on the Smithsonian’s doorstep, announced art and free speech activists Mike Blasenstein and Michael Dax Iacovone today. The [...]

SILENCE (STILL) = DEATH

Great WaPo Article on Clough, ‘Protest Gallery’ Progressing While I’m waiting for my Christmas cookies to bake, I thought I’d share this great article by the Washington Post’s Philip Kennicott, who calls for Secretary of the Smithsonian, G. Wayne Clough (the guy who made the decision to censor), to resign: Curators of the critically acclaimed [...]

THE PROTEST

Protesters display censored art (“A Fire in My Belly” by David Wojnarowicz) inside the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, days after pressure groups and members of Congress had it removed. Both protesters were detained and banned from all Smithsonian properties for life. More action is planned — for updates see http://silencestillequalsdeath.blogspot.com Tell the Smithsonian [...]

WE THANK OUR SUPPORTERS

We thank our fundraiser organizer Pink Line Project and host American Ice Co.!