Monday, November 29, 2010

Smithsonian Christmas Exhibit

The Smithsonian opened an interesting Christmas season art exhibit on Oct. 30 which will run through February 13.

The exhibit features images such as an ant-covered Jesus, male brothers kissing, male genitalia, men in chains, and Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts.

According to the plaque at the entrance to the exhibit, "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. 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."

Nothing says Christmas quite like gay and lesbian artists. And brothers kissing.

Now, I'm all for gay/lesbian rights, 100%. But really? This is what they choose as an exhibit for the Christmas season? Pornography? In fact, they fact that it is gay or was created by gay artists has nothing to do with it. I don't want to see eroticism and a naked Ellen DeGeneres at Christmas. What the hell were they thinking?

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  1. I think any time of year is good for some naked Ellen DeGeneres.

  2. Some people call this art. I call it despicable.