Calif. museum cancels Palestinian kids’ art exhibit


(JTA) — A children’s museum in California canceled an exhibit of Palestinian children’s artwork illustrating the Gaza War after receiving pressure from the community.

Jewish groups, as well as other groups in the community, had complained to the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland about the exhibit scheduled to go on display Sept. 24, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. 

The museum canceled the exhibit late last week, saying it did not want to be dragged into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, according to the Chronicle.

Created by children aged 9 to 11, the drawings in the exhibit showed bombs falling and people being struck by them, and tanks firing.

The exhibit, which was to open with special poetry and art projects for children, was organized by the Middle East Children’s Alliance. The Alliance is searching for a new venue for the exhibit.


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