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Controversial 'Hide/Seek' Exhibit at The Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery is under fire for hosting an exhibit titled 'Hide/Seek,' which is filled with homoerotic art such as an image of two naked men embracing, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts and other controversial installments like a video of Jesus on a crucifix covered in ants.  

Jesus on a crucifix covered in ants

A crucifix in the video “A Fire in My Belly,” part of the ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The image shows Christ on the cross with ants crawling over his body and face. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

CNSNews.com/ Penny Starr

A Crucifix in the video 'A Fire in My Belly'

A crucifix in the video “A Fire in My Belly,” part of the ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The image shows Christ on the cross with ants crawling over his body and face. 

(CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

CNSNews.com/ Penny Starr

Crucifix on T.V. Screen at 'Hide/Seek' Exhibit

Image of crucifix overrun with ants in “A Fire in My Belly” video, at kiosk in the “Hide/Seek” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. 

(CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

CNSNews.com/Penny Star

Brothers Kissing Photo Featured at the National Portrait Gallery

Brothers kissing as one holds gun to other's chest in photograph at the National Portrait Gallery. 

(CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

CNSNews.com/ Penny Starr

Ellen DeGeneres in the 'Hide/Seek' exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery

Annie Leibovitz photo of Ellen DeGeneres in the "Hide/Seek" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. 

(CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

CNSNews.com/ Penny Starr

Lips Sewn Together

Video image from "A Fire in My Belly" at the National Portrait Gallery. 

(CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

CNSNews.com/ Penny Starr

Pink Narcissus Man

Image of a naked man in “The Pink Narcissus” video as exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery.

(CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

CNSNews.com/Penny Starr

Controversial 'Hide/Seek' Exhibit at The Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery is under fire for hosting an exhibit titled 'Hide/Seek,' which is filled with homoerotic art such as an image of two naked men embracing, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts and other controversial installments like a video of Jesus on a crucifix covered in ants.  

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