Members’ Exhibit Opening Reception: Evil: A Matter of Intent

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Members’ Exhibit Opening Reception: Evil: A Matter of Intent

Using an international visual language, the artists in this exhibition challenge the concept of heroes and villains, presenting with clarity and passion the many faces of inhumanity. The artists included in this exhibition address with clarity and passion the many faces of inhumanity. History is replete with genocides: the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, Bosnia, Rawanda, Darfar, Cambodia, the Trail of Tears, to name recent atrocities. Pogroms, murder, rape, sex slavery, domestic abuse, trafficking in drugs, enslavement, lynchings, terrorist acts, destruction of knowledge and culture, obliteration of cultural heritage, kidnapping, child abuse, deliberate poisoning of water and earth are rampant and unceasing. Evil is fueled by indifference, intimidation, gossip, lying, bullying, denigration. It is achieved through drastic physical action, inflicting pain, injury, starvation, denial of education. The artists in this presentation, using an international visual language, challenge the concept of heroes and villains. Who is the hero? Who is the tyrant? Are the seeds of evil latent in a hero?

Exhibition on loan from Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion.*

Free for Museum Members at $125 and above. $18 for Members. Non-Members can join at the door. RSVP Here or call 786-972-3175 for more information.

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/Linda Soberman “First They Came For . . .” 2014 Lithoprint, 20” x 30”

Soberman’s image is looking the other way in the face of evil. Her face is covered with a quotation from Martin Niemöller, a Protestant pastor who was an outspoken foe of Adolf Hitler. He spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Niemöller was one of the first Germans to talk publicly about broader complicity in the Holocaust and guilt for what had happened to the Jews./