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ZAP! POW! BAM! Exhibit Opening at the Jewish Museum of Maryland



Loocatch of the day fish (2)k! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland? Indeed. Now, you may be wondering (we certainly were) how Batman and Superman managed to land an exhibit at a museum whose mission is largely focused on Jewish culture and history. To hear the folks at the museum tell it: “With the American economy in deep Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe, a group of young, largely Jewish, artists began to create illustrated stories of superheroes and provided the nation with an optimistic antidote to a growing sense of despair and helplessness.” (Note to kids: use this against your parents next time they get on your case about reading comics books instead of literature!)