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Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art

Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art was a contemporary art exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York City in 2002 which was accompanied by extensive education programs, forums for discussion, and a major publication. The exhibit addressed the complicity and complacency toward evil in today's society seen through the eyes of artists using Nazi imagery as gripping analogies to current social issues. These emerging and mid-career artists are two and three generations removed from the events of WWII and the Holocaust.

The museum partnered with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School University, Facing History and Ourselves, and the Center for Learning and Leadership to design dialogue opportunities both in and outside the museum that would connect with a broad public of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. Within the exhibit itself, an opening video provided historical and cultural contexts through images from television, film, and popular culture, offering questions for dialogue that visitors could consider as they viewed the art.

Resource Link: www.jewishmuseum.org

Norman Kleeblatt, Curator of Fine Arts at the Jewish Museum

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In partnership with Americans for the Arts' Animating Democracy Initiative (www.americansforthearts.org/animatingdemocracy/), NCDD's Leah Lamb researched arts-based civic dialogue programs in order to help dialogue & deliberation practitioners strengthen their work by linking it to the arts. NCDD hopes these resources will inspire you, and encourages you to connect with the artists, many of whom are interested in working with D&D practitioners.

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