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Art Exhibit Questioning ‘Boston Strong’ Slogan Opens Near Marathon Finish Line

The ‘Boston Strong?’ exhibit opened Tuesday.

Credit: 'Boston Strong?' Facebook event page
Credit: 'Boston Strong?' Facebook event page

An art exhibit that questions the city’s “Boston Strong” slogan opened Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings one block away from the finish line.

Artists Darrell Ann Gane-McCalla, Shea Justice and Jason Pramas are putting on the “Boston Strong?” exhibit.

According to the exhibit’s website, “The artists contend that there is a disparity between media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing victims, many of whom are white and live outside Boston, and media coverage of the victims of ongoing criminal assaults around Boston, many of whom are people of color and live in the city.”

The exhibit is at Community Church of Boston’s Lothrop Auditorium, 565 Boylston St., second floor. It’s free and open to the public and runs through Tuesday, April 22.

More from its website, www.questionbostonstrong.com: “Over 40 people have been killed in Boston, mostly by guns, since the Marathon bombing. But there is no One Fund for those victims, and little serious talk of ameliorating the poverty that causes crime in Boston's working class neighborhoods of color.”

In addition to the website, the addition has a Facebook event page

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