Palestinian Children's Art Exhibit Canceled

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 (Courtesy: Middle East Children's Alliance and Barbara Lubin)

The Museum of Children's Art in Oakland was recently slated to host an exhibit of art by Palestinian children living in Gaza. But after months of planning, the museum canceled the exhibit amidst concerns about the violent nature of the images, many depicting graphic scenes of war. What constitutes censorship, and what is and isn't appropriate to show in a children's museum?


Randolph Belle, board member of The Museum of Children's Art in Oakland

Barbara Lubin, founder and executive director of the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), a nonprofit organization working for the rights and the wellbeing of children in the Middle East and sponsor of the Palestinian children's art exhibit

Rabbi Douglas Kahn, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council