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Controversial Mike Brown art exhibit on display in Chicago

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(KMOV.com) – A Michael Brown art exhibit in Chicago is drawing national attention, but has also stirred up controversy.

The exhibit shows a life-size portrayal of Brown after he was shot and killed last year in Ferguson. The artist says it is meant to highlight racial disparity. Brown’s aunt is praising the portrait.

“His story needs to be told. I think the world and the community need to understand what happened to Michael,” Sheila Morgan, Michael Brown’s great aunt.  “If it happened to Michael, it could happen to anyone.”

Brown’s mother is expected to travel to Chicago to see the exhibit for herself.

It will be on display through August 10.

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