The Art of Elias Friedensohn

McKinley Assassination

Friedensohn discovered artifacts related to the 1905 assassination of President William McKinley only a few months before the 1963 murder of JFK. His multimedia “theater,” focusing on McKinley and his killer Czolgosz, juxtaposes imperialists and anarchists, judges and jurors, convicts and guards. Visitors to the exhibit can pick up a cap gun, peer into an Assassination Machine, and shoot the president.