Blood-Filled Sculpture Protests FDA Ban on Gay Blood Donations

The American University Museum in Washington, D.C. will host an art exhibition this fall that protests the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with other men (MSM).

The museum says the exhibit, entitled “Blood Mirror”, will feature a “powerful sculpture created from the blood of 9 gay men.”

Viewers of the sculpture will be able to see themselves reflected on the surface of the encased blood.​

Gay artist Jordan Eagles said in a press release that he preserved the blood within a seven-foot-tall monolith to show “that this blood could have been used to save lives.”

The American University Museum told that Eagles was not paid for the sculpture, and that government monies are not funding the upcoming exhibit.