"The issue of Coexistence relates to the issue of what constitutes a civil society and how one maintains it. In Europe the issue is called "globalization," with many nations now asking "who is a Frenchman," "who is a Swede" and so forth after witnessing waves of new immigrants from the Muslim world, Asia and Africa. The Twin Cities is undergoing the same changes as Europe. It is no longer white bread America. Around the state of Minnesota and in various cities, studies have shown that there is a very high level of intolerance and racism."

When the public art exhibition "Coexistence" opens this May 1, the public will be confronted with gigantic images meant to convey the most benevolent ideas: equality, fellowship, getting along with one another. Thirty-eight 9 by 15 foot images will turn the Hennepin County Government Center North Plaza, and then Rice Park in St. Paul, into outdoor forums for discussion about why we do or don't get along with each other.

Stephen Feinstein
Director of Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
University of Minnesota











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Coexistence Exhibition in Berlin Summer 2001
The Coexistence exhibition continues to travel the world. Local events on the theme of Coexistence and integration of that word into the curriculum can be worked out through the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. CHGS also has a large set of posters, approximately 1 meter by 1/2 meter in size for loan. Contact Dr. Ellen Kennedy for program development.

Coexistence Curriculum Model
Coexistence Curriculum Model
Developed by Vicky Knickerbocker, former CHGS Outreach Coordinator, (now at Inver Hills Community College) Dr. Stephen Feinstein, CHGS Director, Noreen Brand, Educational Director, Chicago Holocaust Museum and other fellow educators (full list on curriculum).

Coexistence Curriculum Worksheet for younger students

Saint Paul Pioneer Press Curriculum Guide. (PDF - 622KB) Printed in an edition of 80,000 and distributed to schools with special support from The Minneapolis Foundation and Saint Paul Travelers Insurance Company.

Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
View the exhibit on the Web: http://www.coexistence.art.museum/coex/works/works.htm
The Exhibition Itself:
http://www.coexistence.art.museum/coex/index.asp

Guidelines for Minnesota Coexistence Art
Project for Schools
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The Coexistence exhibition continues to travel the world. Local events on the theme of Coexistence and integration of that word into the curriculum can be worked out through the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. CHGS also has a large set of posters, approximately 1 meter by 1/2 meter in size for loan. Contact Dr. Ellen Kennedy for program development.


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