US museum criticized for postponing Islamic art exhibit due to Israel-Hamas war

The Guardian World news: Islam - 3 November, 2023 - 16:22

Frick Pittsburgh staff said exhibit would be ‘insensitive’ to Jewish community, but decision angered both Muslims and Jewish people

Officials at a Pittsburgh museum have promised to “repair our relationships with the Muslim community” amid criticism of its decision to postpone an Islamic art exhibition because of the Israel-Hamas war.

Staff at Frick Pittsburgh believed pressing ahead with its Treasured Ornament: 10 Centuries of Islamic Art exhibition, which had been scheduled to open Saturday, would be “insensitive” to the Jewish community and others, according to the museum’s director and internal emails reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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