Spertus Museum pulls plug on controversial map exhibit
June 22, 2008 10:08 PM Subscribe
posted by hydrophonic (45 comments total)
Museum/Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies has just canceled Imaginary Coordinates
due to complaints that some
of the artwork
(NSFW: nudity, disturbing imagery) in the exhibit had an anti-Israeli slant.
This comes less than a year after the opening of their much-heralded new building
. The show, which was part of Festival of Maps Chicago
, was first shut down
a few weeks after it opened in May, then retooled and reopened
with limited access by guided tour only.
Spertus has purged
information about the exhibit from their website, but you can still catch a video tour
produced by the museum (exhibit tour starts at about 1:40).