Exhibitions - Andy Warhol Museum

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
Through March 18, 2007
This exhibition explores the Holocaust’s roots in then-contemporary scientific and pseudo-scientific theory. The eugenics theory sprang from turn-of-the-century scientific beliefs asserting that Charles Darwin’s theories of the “survival of the fittest” could be applied to humans, and that the “inferior” should be eliminated from the population. Supporters believed that through careful controls on marriage and reproduction, a nation’s genetic health could be improved. Deadly Medicine includes 40 archival sources from around the world and is the first U.S. exhibition to represent a history of the Nazi biological state. More than 50 artifacts, 200 photographs and photographic reproductions as well as survivor testimony are included in the exhibition.

Beginning Saturday January 6, 2007, we'll be open every Saturday for Kosher Saturdays, until 9 p.m. through March 17, 2007.

Docent-led tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

This exhibition is organized by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, and curated by its Curator of Special Exhibitions, Susan Bachrach.

Deadly Medicine is sponsored in part by The Samberg Family Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the Viterbi Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation, and the Rosenbluth Family-Al, Sylvia, Bill, and Jerry. Additional support was provided by the Takiff Family Foundation and the David Berg Foundation.

This presentation of the exhibition is a collaboration between The Andy Warhol Museum and the Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh.

Major support for the exhibition in Pittsburgh is provided by UPMC.

Support for the Pittsburgh presentation of the exhibition is provided in part by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and FISA Foundation.

The exhibition programs are presented in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh.

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