A fire in our belly

Wonder what the fuss is about? This Wednesday, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston will present a screening and panel discussion of David Wojnarowicz’s 1987 video A Fire in My Belly, which was given a scene-by scene summary on the front page of today’s New York Times as the viral outrage over the National Portrait Gallery’s self-censorship multiplies. Smithsonian Institution secretary G. Wayne Cloughto removed the video following protests from conservative Republicans and Catholic groups. Panelists Bill Arning, Director of the CAMH; James Harithas, Founding Director of the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston; and Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator of Photography, MFAH; will discuss the work and the history of censorship in the arts in the MFAH’s Freed Auditorium at 6pm.

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