Obedience

Jüdisches Museum Berlin. This museum was extremely well done. I have been to a lot of museums, and this one gets one major thing right- the architecture guides the visitor chronologically through one path. The architecture works with the content, and also gives an emotionally powerful atmosphere. You won me over, Daniel Libeskind. I never cry in museums or in public, but I cried twice today.

The temporary exhibition about the binding of Isaac was especially powerful. It was a 15 room immersive installation that used art, artifacts, video narration, and music to present the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian perspectives about this one famous and somewhat controversial religious story – ending in a call for peace and end of religious conflict. I recommend watching some of the videos which I linked at the end of this page.

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Here are two videos from the Obedience installation:

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