In the Jewish Museum’s Closet

Tablet’s Maya Benton reports that in May, the Jewish Museum in New York removed a photo exhibition, titled Stelen (Columns). The collection consisted of 50 portraits gathered from the gay dating site,, all of which had been taken at the 2005 “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” in Berlin. The museum took the action, which, Benton believes “sets a dangerous precedent,” after a man, whose profile image was used in the exhibition, threatened legal action if his picture was not taken down.

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