Gay Exhibition in Poland Protested

Added on by Alex Mirutziu.


An art exhibit featuring male nudes and depictions of same-sex couples at Poland's National Museum is being protested even before it opens.

Piotr Piotrowski, director of the National Museum in Warsaw, says the exhibition is designed to provoke discussion on the place of homosexuals in this conservative and overwhelmingly Catholic country.

Piotrowski says the museum is already getting protests from various groups, even before the exhibition, which will run from June 11 through September 5, has opened.
Last year Culture Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski defended the exhibition after an opposition lawmaker protested the project.