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Exhibition on homosexual love to open at Poland's National Museum

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The director of Poland's National Museum says it is opening an exhibition on gay and lesbian love designed to provoke discussion on the place of homosexuals in this conservative and overwhelmingly Catholic country.

The head of the National Museum in Warsaw, Piotr Piotrowski, said Wednesday the museum is already getting protests from various groups, even before the exhibition has opened.

The exhibition will run from June 11 through Sept 5 and primarily features male nudes and same sex couples depicted in ancient sculpture and contemporary painting and photography.

Last year, Culture Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski spoke in defense of the exhibition after an opposition lawmaker protested the project.