The exhibition includes more than 140 books, maps, prints, manuscripts, and paintings documenting Jewish contributions to American culture from the nation's founding to the Civil War. On display are many items from the Princeton University Library's Leonard L. Milberg ‘53 Collection of Jewish-American Writers, as well as loans from the Library Company of Philadelphia, the American Jewish Historical Society, and Mr. Milberg's personal collection.
Although the career and influence of Russian-American émigré Max Weber (1881-1961) has been widely examined within the United States, this is the first major UK museum show of Weber' s work. It is the first to examine his career and influence within a European context, and the first significant showing of his work in the UK since 1913. The exhibition also includes work by Weber's peers: American émigré photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn, and British painters Vanessa Bell, Frederick Etchells, Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, CRW Nevinson and Wyndham Lewis.
Drawn primarily from the years between World War I and World War II, these graphic posters present a call to Jewish social action. They address a specifically Jewish audience - one that was becoming increasingly aware of its responsibility to play an active role in the events that affected their lives.
Since the release of this traveling exhibition in 2010, more than 60,000 people have viewed it at private galleries, community centers, places of worship, libraries, and universities. The exhibition is comprised of 52 panels, each with a portrait of an individual, a short biography, and an excerpt from an interview with that person about what peace means to them. Programming at each venue centers around the artwork and fosters public dialogue on conflict resolution, tolerance and civic responsibility.
From Bauhaus to butterfly roofs in post-World War II residential architecture, this unprecedented exhibition on midcentury modernism will explore the influential role Jewish architects, designers, and tastemakers played in the formation of a new American domestic landscape during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Guest curator, Donald Albrecht.
PROJECT MAH JONGG delves into the history, traditions and meanings of the game from the 1920s to the present. The exhibition includes early game sets made of bone, Bakelite and bamboo; vintage photographs and advertisements; household items; Chinoiserie; and instructional materials. The exhibit also illuminates mah jongg's influence on contemporary design and art through works by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi and illustrators Bruce McCall, Christoph Niemann and Maira Kalman.
This exhibition brings together 14 landscape paintings from the Hebrew Home's permanent collection created between 1953-1964 during the Thaw─a period of unprecedented artistic freedom in the Soviet Union following the death of the Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and the rise of Nikita Khruschchev. Various modernist styles influenced mainly by Impressionism and Post-Impressionism emerged in painting at this time.
The show includes lithographs produced by nine artists working in the Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg)-based experimental lithography workshop during the mid-20th century. Ranging widely in style, the prints include idealized scenes of peasant life; delicate illustrations of children's stories and folktales, and colorful, Fauve-influenced still lifes. Also included are works by Anatoli Kaplan depicting Jewish life in Russia and selected illustrations of Sholem Aleichem's Yiddish tales
For over 140 years, the Jewish Home of San Francisco has ensured that Bay Area Jewish elderly have a place to call home. The Home's renowned Creative Arts Program enables residents to express their creativity through classes in painting, sculpture, crafts, and ceramics. Special adaptive equipment assists participants who have limited hand mobility. The work of nearly 30 artists is included in the exhibition. Shown here: Layeh Bock Pallant's "Let It Go".
Images and stories of people who engaged in rescue activities during the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda. The exhibition is based on the work of Leora Kahn, who researched and interviewed rescuers from the Holocaust and other genocides. They came from different countries and different times, and for many, this is the first time they have told their stories - some risking their lives again in the telling. More than 30 images, accompanied by text from interviews, tell the stories of farmers, taxi drivers, nuns, mothers and fathers who risked everything to save neighbors, friends and strangers.
In Hebrew 18 is "chai," meaning life. This exhibition serves as an exploration and a celebration of the lives that Houston-area survivors of the Holocaust have created for themselves. Eighteen portraits by local artist Kelly Lee Webeck and 18 images that document the home space each survivor has created.
In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon-a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin-fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called this astounding body of 1,300 gouache paintings Life? or Theater?: A Play With Music. Through her operetta on paper, Salomon tells a compelling coming-of-age story set amidst increasing Nazi oppression. Shortly after completing Life? or Theater?, the pregnant 26-year-old was transported to Auschwitz and killed. Her singular creation and only major work survived (300 paintings are included here) and stands as a testament to her life and artistic vision.
Off Label is an examination of boundaries between the sacred and the mundane, between tradition and innovation. The work of Dov Abramson and Ken Goldman reside within the often uncomfortable, sometime humorous place, of contradiction. This exhibit, curated by Tobi Kahn, features sculpture, photography, and video.
This new exhibition tells the story of our community's role in the struggle for freedom for Soviet Jewry. In addition to holding a 20-year daily vigil across the street from the Soviet Embassy, Washington Jews organized rallies and marches, waged letter-writing campaigns to pressure politicians, sent packages and holiday greetings to refuseniks, and visited Jews in the Soviet Union. The exhibition will be presented in two locations: at Washington Hebrew ongregation through April 6, 2014 and at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington from September 1-November 24, 2014.
More than 60 years after the birth of rock and roll, the importance of Jews in this genre cannot be overstated. Rock and roll is the soundtrack of our lives and photo journalist Janet Macoska has now provided the visuals. Since 1974, Macoska has been capturing rock's greatest on film. This exhibit features 25 photos of Jewish musicians - many of them icons in the industry - who are the faces of rock and roll.
Jews in the Sunshine State are better known for serving up delicious corned beef on rye than for their work in the fields. However, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU guests may be surprised to learn that Florida is home to the "King of Citrus," groves three times the size of Manhattan and even sixth generation dairy farmers, all businesses owned and operated by Jews. This exhibition spans nearly 200 years of history. It is comprised of more than 400 photographs and 60 objects, and includes over 250 Florida Jewish families and companies. It will feed your memories and tempt your taste buds, including produce growers, "ma and pa" grocers, gefilte fish distributors, butchers, bakers and world renowned chefs.
This unprecedented exhibit of iconic Hollywood film posters illustrates how the motion picture industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, influenced post-war perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the State of Israel, and shaped the face of contemporary Jewish life. Included are posters from classic films such as: Gentleman's Agreement, Confessions of a Nazi Spy, and The Great Dictator. Exhibition from: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Designed to appeal to budding scientists, DIY-ers and anyone curious to learn about how things work, as well as Jewish innovators in the fields of arts and science, this five week experience is not to be missed. With help from our partner, the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD, our Feldman Gallery will be transformed into hands-on environment where visitors can discover the mysteries behind scientific principles such as magnetism, electricity, solar power, and other fun and engaging interactive activities. We'll also be bringing some technology classics from our collection up from the basement - these include a bilingual typewriter from the 1920s and a permanent wave machine that was used in a hair salon in East Baltimore. The gallery space is intended as a community space where people can come to experiment, create, and learn from one another.
The Jewish Museum presents a major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. It revisits and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, the first American museum exhibition to survey the style now known as Minimalism and which introduced such artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Walter De Maria, and Robert Morris. Presented in two parts: Others 1 (March 14-August 3) will examine work created between 1960 and 1967, and Others 2 (May 25-August 3), will present work created between 1967 and 1970.
The second iteration of the Masterpieces & Curiosities series focuses on an important photograph in the collection by American photographer Diane Arbus. This captivating picture shows Eddie Carmel, a sideshow attraction billed by promoters as "The World's Tallest Man," as he struggles to stand upright in his parents' Bronx apartment. By showing Arbus's image and its mesmerizing subject in both historic and metaphorical contexts, this exhibition explores the symbolic implications of gigantism and hopes to elucidate our culture's pervasive fascination with the extraordinary.
Across a selection of more than 70 works, Mel Bochner: Strong Language reviews the artist's career-long fascination with the cerebral and visual associations of language. In his spectacular recent paintings, Bochner juxtaposes the vernacular against the proper, the formal and the vulgar, the high versus the low, using terms often appropriated from Roget's Thesaurus.
The first exhibit in the synagogue museum's new gallery space is a collection of photographs taken in Ionnina by Vincent Giordano, a talented photographer and dear friend of the organization. The exhibit is timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the deportations from Ionnina (March 1944).
The trans-disciplinary practice of Toronto artist Penelope Stewart encompasses architecture, in situ installation, sculpture, photography, drawing and print. In recent years, Stewart has created a series of installations exploring the beehive metaphor in utopian architecture. Throughout entire rooms, high relief beeswax tiles were carefully placed on the walls, floor to ceiling, to create imaginary cityscapes. Designs referenced the ideas of modernist architects and landscape designers who were fascinated by the social model of the beehive, which began to represent a democratic ideal that could be used as a blueprint in the creation of the utopian city. The large beeswax maps enfold the rooms and transform them into sensory spaces. The smell of honey and the colours of the wax compel the viewer to touch and follow the roadways to imaginary sites, triggering memories of place, real and imagined, and history, both collective and individual. For the Koffler Gallery, Stewart will take her practice into a new direction to explore her beeswax work as a three-dimensional environment.
A series of graphite drawings by Robert Taub that narrate and document scenes in Europe between 1919 and 1945, filling out a complex portrait of the period; from the devastation of war to scenes of political and social upheaval. The Museum is proud to display 28 pieces from this collection.
Lisberger's recent work is about vessels and containment: how the spaces we occupy and move through affect our sense of the shape and protective quality of our immediate environment. Several of the sculptures are made with wood from the Eastern Promenade in her Portland neighborhood. She says, "The act of the hand in carving seems to enrich the voice of the storyteller-creating images to evoke personal thoughts and memories for each viewer."
A powerful new cinematic offering from renowned Israeli artist Yael Bartana, Inferno centers on a replica of Solomon's Temple currently being constructed by a Neo-Pentecostal Church in São Paulo, Brazil. In just 18 minutes Inferno implodes traditional concepts of place, time and belief. Bartana combines real events with a "pre-imagining" that is sure to inspire a flood of questions and spark debate around topics such as creation, ritual, memorialization and commercialization. With its rich pageantry, stylized costuming and references to epic Hollywood blockbusters, Inferno has been referred to as a "visual feast."
View 24 hours in the life of a lone cheetah in the great savannah of the Serengeti. Scenes of the natural world are transformed into reflections on rhythms of time, movement across space and borders, and contemplation of ritual and change. Roberta Paul is a Newton artist whose work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally.
Theodore Fried's career bridged the Holocaust and intersected with major movements in modern art during the twentieth century, from Paris in the 1920s to New York after WWII. This talented artist was a member of the School of Paris and of the Society of Modern Painters and Sculptors in New York. After his safe arrival in 1942, Fried established a studio and built a body of American works, exploring such subject matter as the City, Central Park, and neighborhood life. Fried appointed a trust to perpetuate his work after his death, and in 2004, the SMMJA received his estate. This is the first extensive retrospective of his work, drawing from the large collection of original art and archival material.
Between 1933 and 1941, thousands of Jews in flight from Nazi persecution sought haven in the United States, reaching out to relatives, friends, and even strangers. Against the Odds tells the story of American Jews who answered their call for help. Working within the constraints of American laws that strictly limited immigration, these generous individuals overcame tremendous obstacles to help many of the refugees reach safety.
Discover the rich history of Oświęcim, Poland-the town the Germans called Auschwitz-through photographs that trace the life of the town and its Jewish residents, from the 16th century through the post-war period.
There are people whose contributions to baseball history went far beyond mere batting averages or stolen bases. They didn't just play the game, they changed the game. For generations of American Jews and other minorities, they served as athletic, cultural, and ethical role models. This groundbreaking new exhibition highlights these game changers and--just as importantly--the fans, ideals, and culture they inspired.
Sephardic Jews descend from Jews who were expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. Many of them settled in Jewish communities throughout the Ottoman Empire and along the Mediterranean Sea. They lived peaceably there for centuries, until the lure of better opportunities brought some Sephardic Jews to the United States. Portland's Sephardic community traces its origins to a small group of young men who immigrated first to Seattle from the Isle of Rhodes and Turkey and came to Portland around 1910. The stories of these first arrivals form a backdrop in which to explore the history and culture of Sephardic Jewry as it relates to Portland's Jewish community. The exhibit explores the historical, cultural, social and spiritual traditions of this small but fascinating community and examines its place as an integral part of the larger Jewish and general communities. In collaboration with Congregation Ahavath Achim.
The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats is the first major exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983), whose beloved children's books include Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, and The Snowy Day—the first modern full-color picture book to feature an African-American protagonist. Published in 1962, at the height of the civil rights movement in America, the book went on to become an inspiration for generations of readers, transforming children's literature forever.
Ten important new additions to the collection reflect Spertus Institute's commitment to preserving local Jewish art, artifacts, and the stories they tell. Featured objects include a monumental abstract painting by a young refugee from Danzig who went on to become the doyenne of the Chicago art scene, a whimsical papercut ketubbah with some very unconventional imagery, pendant portraits of two of Chicago's earliest Jewish settlers, copper printing plates from an artist who got his start at the 57th Street Art Fair, a precious antique Haggadah collected by the physician who delivered 5000 Chicago babies, and a lithograph marking the Chicago unveiling of Chagall's beloved Four Seasons mosaic.
This illuminating series of photographs from award-winning photographer Judah Passow consists of images from a year spent photographing Scotland's vibrant Jewish community. Spertus Institute 7th floor.
Every imaginable genre of Jewish music is represented in the Temple Judea Museum's collection of record albums and sheet music - all donated by friends of the museum. This exhibition uses music and related graphic art to document the evolution of American Jewish identity during the 20th century - from Shaindele di Hazzante to The Barry Sisters to Barbara Streisand; from Polish Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky to American Cantor Moses J. Silverman. Also included: Harry Belafonte's version of Hava Nagilah, Connie Francis performing Yiddish classics, My Fair Lady in Yiddish, Mary Poppins in Hebrew. Augmenting the exhibit: The Art of Record Album Covers by Artists of the TJMuseum Collaborative; Seeing the World of Women through Early Sheet Music; and a specialGallery Soundtrack.
More than 70 years after its horrors unfolded, the Holocaust still has stories to reveal and lessons to share. One of those stories is how the Nazi regime in Germany issued a March 1933 decree that limited and ultimately barred all Jewish judges, public prosecutors and lawyers access to the courts. The exhibition reflects a time in Germany when individual rights and the rule of law were utterly neglected. Many non-Jewish German lawyers kept silent. Most did not even try to help their colleagues. The Vilna Shul is pleased to support this compelling international exhibition, presented by the German Federal Bar in conjunction with the American Bar Association, and being shown at the John Joseph Moakley U.S.Courthouse.
Scale models of historic synagogues reflect the geographic breadth of the Jewish world across the centuries, from the ancient Mediterranean - Dura-Europos in 3rd-century Syria and Beit Alpha in 6th-century Galilee - to modern America and Europe - Touro in 18th-century Newport and Tempio Israelitico in 19th-century Florence. Seven of ten models commissioned in 1973 are exhibited here, together with plans, photographs and selected correspondence that document the conception and process of the commission. This preview of Modeling the Synagogue will be followed by an expanded presentation in fall 2014.
Aaron David Gordon (1856 - 1922), commonly known as A. D. Gordon, an early and influential Zionist, was one of the founders of Hapoel Hatzair (The Young Worker), a group active in Palestine in the first decades of the 20th century. This sculpture, created for the YU Museum Sculpture Garden, pays tribute to Gordon by merging motifs evoking the modern agricultural process and the language of ancient structures. Integrating shapes drawn from 20th-century farming equipment with designs based on biblical-era forms, the artist celebrates the longstanding tradition of physical labor within Israeli society.
It's a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression.The idea of "race" has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people and even genocide. Today, contemporary scientific understanding of human variation is beginning to challenge "racial" differences, and even question the very concept of race. Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, this is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view, offering an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.
"Propaganda is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert," wrote Adolf Hitler in 1924. Organized by the United States Holocaust Museum, State of Deception examines the Nazis' keen understanding of mass communications and how they manipulated it in their quest to acquire power.
Robin Atlas is a mixed media textiles artist working in the genre of Visual Midrash, or interpretation. The twenty works in this exhibit portray Lashon Hara* from Atlas's personal experiences as well as through the teachings of the Torah and Chofetz Chaim (holy book on Jewish ethics). The prohibitions of Lashon Hara - literally, "evil tongue" - are among the most fundamental and often-overlooked tenets of Jewish Law. The artist's deconstructed pieces combine hand-dyed collaged fabric, paper, paint, trim, and beadwork. The exhibits' interactive component welcomes the public to acknowledge Lashon Hara in their own lives via written notes. At the end of the exhibit these slips of paper will be turned into mulch to be incorporated in the JCC community garden, creating sustenance for growth.
Valeria Campos Kieffer, originally from Araguaia, Brazil, is a painter and multi-media artist. Her work explores the human figure through vibrant colors and interesting materials such as feathers, beads, and fabric. According to the artist, "I draw my inspiration from observing nature, people, and shapes in found objects. I may see a shape in a vase filled with flowers that sparks my imagination and often serves as a starting point to begin creating. My art is simple and comes from deep within." Displayed in the Sabes JCC Shared Walls Exhibition Areas.
Warren Hellman (1934-2011) was an investment banker, philanthropist, musician, and music enthusiast who believed in the importance of community arts. He may now be best recognized for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (HSB), which he founded in 2001. Held annually in Golden Gate Park, the free festival draws more than 700,000 people. The exhibition centers on film footage from HSB's archive of live performances-making hundreds of hours available to the general public for the first time. Also included: resonant personal objects like Hellman's Star-of-David rhinestone studded jacket and signed banjo. Hellman was a distinctly San Franciscan iconoclast and uniquely Jewish figure.
The inaugural exhibition in the newly expanded Derfner Judaica Museum uses approximately 250 objects to explore the intersections of Jewish history and memory as they inform individual and communal identities. Among the featured objects: a silver filigree kiddush cup, ca. 1911; an early copper alloy Hanukkah lamp; from the famed Bezalel School; a set of 18th century Torah implements from Meerholz, Germany; and a velvet fish-scale embroidered matzah cover from turn-of-the-century Jerusalem.
From the first Sephardic family that settled Natchez in the late 1700s to the height of Jewish trade and business in the 1800s and the construction of the second temple in 1905, the exhibit documents the history and everyday life of Natchez's Jewish families. Extensive use of historic Henry C. Norman and BIll Aron photographs make this exhibit a fascinating cultural study. Tours are conducted year-round by appointment. Please call the Museum at (601) 362-6357.
Through oral history interviews, photographs, and archival sources, this online exhibition explores Jewish women's organization of British Columbia. It charts the history of Hadassah/CHW, Na'amat, and National Council of Jewish Women. These very dedicated volunteers made significant contributions to the city, the province, and the world. While Hadassah/CHW and Na'amat raised funds for healthcare and education projects in Israel, National Council assisted new immigrants, children, and the elderly her in BC. Through their work, these women pushed the boundaries of so-called "women's work", playing out the ambiguities that arose in the years after the Second World War in the form of Second Wave Feminism.
More than 500 photos and artifacts depict the Jewish experience in Florida since the 18th century, with thematic presentations on community development, discrimination, earning a living, identity, and immigration - the acculturation process to which people of all backgrounds can relate. Personal artifacts, films, photos, timeline and contemporary art attract a universal audience and provide an engaging, up-close museum experience.
The Synagogue Speaks is an original multi-media exhibition in the newly-restored Lloyd Street Synagogue. The Synagogue Speaks tells the story of the landmark synagogue and the three immigrant congregations--two Jewish and one Roman Catholic--that occupied it.
The area surrounding the Jewish Museum of Maryland was the center of immigrant Jewish life in Baltimore in the early 1900s, but today only a few remnants of its Jewish past survive. This exhibition chronicles a place of constant change, where people of different backgrounds lived, worked, created community-and came together in the renowned Jewish market known as Lombard Street.
According to the oral tradition, the Roman emperor Titus, after capturing Jerusalem in September 70 CE, was transporting many Jews to Rome as slaves when his ship was driven by a storm onto the Albanian coast. Instead of throwing his captives into the sea, he allowed them to disembark, and they eventually made their way to the area in which loannina later was established. This exhibit marks the century since Ioannina was incorporated into the Greek state.
A visitor center and permanent exhibition at the Museum at Eldridge Street on New York's Lower East Side integrates Judaica, Yiddish signs, other artifacts, and interactive media displays to tell the story of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue and the immigrant community from which it emerged.
To honor the Holocaust survivors who have volunteered their time over the past thirty years to share their painful WWII experiences at the Museum of Tolerance, the MOT engaged Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Marissa Roth to photograph each of these ambassadors of memory, hope and tolerance.
Inspired by the ancient flood story, which has parallels in hundreds of cultures around the world, this multi-sensory indoor and outdoor attraction invites visitors to board a gigantic wooden ark and to play, climb, build, discover, problem-solve and collaborate alongside handcrafted, one-of-a-kind animals. An innovative, delight-filled destination for children and families of all backgrounds.
The exhibit explores the continuing impact of the most widely distributed antisemitic publication of modern times. Despite countless exposures as a fraud, the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy has retained power for Nazis and others who seek to spread hatred of Jews. Technology has now made the Protocols available via the Internet; it continues to be circulated by those promoting violence, and even genocide.
This exhibition reveals how the Nazi Party used modern techniques, new technologies and carefully crafted messages to sway millions with its vision for a new Germany and to drive the world into a war that cost some 55 million lives, including six million Jews. It includes rare posters, photographs, artifacts, and film documenting the pivotal role of propaganda in the Nazi effort.
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