Censored Art Exhibit Opens in Tacoma

March 21, 2012

A controversial gay art exhibition censored by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is getting a warm welcome at the Tacoma Art Museum, where the series of portraits is making its lone West Coast appearance.

“HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” is an examination of American gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender subject matter spanning 150 years, according to Rock Hushka, Tacoma Art Museum curator.