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Lewis museum to focus on present in addition to past

Lewis museum to focus on present in addition to past

The charcoal drawings are immediately arresting, depicting the kind of gun violence that exacts its greatest toll on young black men and sent Baltimore's homicide rate to record levels last year. But it is on second glance, and with the realization of the exhibit's purposeful acronym, that "Kin Killin' Kin" truly shocks.

The gun-wielding killers look like stereotypical gang members, but instead of baseball caps, they're wearing pointed white hoods. One wears a basketball jersey bearing not the logo of the Bulls or the Knicks, but "KKK."

The drawings, by Ohio artist James Pate, are among several potentially controversial exhibits that the Reginald F. Lewis...

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