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Jewish Stereotypes Confronted At Exhibit

11/17/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Visitors to the Spertus Museum will do as much nose-ogling as navel-gazing when they tour the latest show at Chicago's only Jewish museum, which, among other works of art, uses a diverse display of 49 oversize nasal sculptures to bust one of Judaism's most despicable stereotypes.

The provocative collection from the Jewish Museums of Berlin and Vienna uses contemporary artwork, film and memorabilia to confront how oversimplified stereotypes and clichés can shape people's identity, help others face their fears of the unknown and perpetuate prejudice.

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