Art Exhibit that Included a Photo of Ku Klux Klan Offends College Students

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College students were upset at representations of history, such as the Ku Klux Klan, in an art exhibit at Salem State University:

Salem State University has shuttered a controversial art exhibit after offending students.

The university invited artists to create works inspired by the 2016 presidential election, Inside Higher Ed reports. The works in the “State of the Union” exhibit were intended to “draw attention to oppression,” but ended up offending students, instead.

Garry D. Harley, an artist from Massachusetts and Trump critic, created two digital works based on historical photographs. One photo portrayed a group of members of the Ku Klux Klan, while the other portrays the roundup of Jews after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943.

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