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“Hide/Seek” faith dialogue at Tacoma Art Museum

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 15, 2012 at 9:31 am with No Comments »
May 15, 2012 9:56 am

Still from David Wojnarowicz, "Fire in my belly." Courtesy photo.

Tacoma Art Museum is making the utmost of its nationally controversial gay art exhibit “Hide/Seek” to hold as many community educational and conversational opportunities as possible. This Saturday sees another: “SEEKing Common Ground: A Dialogue about Art, Faith, and Sexuality
Saturday.”

The program, held in partnership with Tacoma-area worship congregations, will be moderated by the Revd. Chris Morton of Associated Ministries. Local religious leaders from various faiths will respectfully share their viewpoints on issues raised by the exhibit. It’s an important lens through which to view “Hide/Seek,” as the show made headlines when the original venue, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, pulled David Wojnarowicz’ video “Fire in my belly” after religious protests by the Catholic League.

It’s probably a good idea to see the show before attending the discussion.

3:30-5 p.m. May 19. Free with admission ($10/$8/free for 5 and under). Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

 

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