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Corcoran Hosts Symposium On Censorship

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The Corcoran Gallery is located on 17th Street between New York Avenue and E Street NW.
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The Corcoran Gallery is located on 17th Street between New York Avenue and E Street NW.

They say that's a timely topic given threats from some congressional leaders to pull federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and other institutions.

Co-hosts include the National Coalition Against Censorship and Washington's Transformer Gallery, two groups that protested after a video was pulled from a gay history exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery late last year.

Conservative groups had complained about some of the images in the video.

Panel discussions will take place throughout the day Saturday. Admission is free and the Corcoran's auditorium can accomdate up to 220 people, but organizers say they expect the event to fill up. The museum also plans to stream the symposium online for those who are interested but can't attend.

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