Should This Painting be at the Smithsonian?

An artist is suing the Smithsonian because the esteemed museum will not display her painting of Donald Trump.  Here is the painting:

Trump painting 2

And here is a taste of an article at The Intellectualist:

When Raven asked the National Portrait Gallery to display his painting to coincide with Trump’s 2017 inauguration, the gallery director, Kim Sajet, told him that the painting was “too political,” “too big,” and not very good.

“The last thing she said to me was ‘it’s no good,’” Raven said.

Raven then filed a lawsuit against the Smithsonian, claiming the museum had infringed upon his First Amendment rights and his Fifth Amendment right to due process. He insists that the art world “is controlled by very strong political ideologies on the left.”

Read the entire piece here.

6 thoughts on “Should This Painting be at the Smithsonian?

    • It can’t go to Mar-a-lago. The Trump Foundation was ordered shut down by that judge. Therefore Trump would have to pay for this painting out of pocket rather than dipping into what was supposed to be charitable giving. So, that painting isn’t likely to hang in one of his properties. Unless some supporter pays for it.

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