Washington Post: Smithsonian address staff fears, fallout over video controversy

Release Date: December 10, 2010

Jonathan Katz, associate professor of visual studies and co-curator of the National Portrait Gallery's exhibit "Hide/Seek: Differences and Desire in American Portraiture," was interviewed on CBC radio about the removal of a video from the show following complaints from Republican politicians and the Catholic League. An article in The Washington Post reports senior Smithsonian officials are meeting with concerned museum staff over fears that removing the video sets an unwelcome precedent, and that the exhibit's curators have been invited to a forum next week.

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