|The HUC-JIR Museum: Traveling Exhibitions|
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- ALBANIAN MUSLIM RESCUERS DURING THE HOLOCAUST: PHOTOGRAPHS BY NORMAN GERSHMAN
Sensitive portrait photographs and related meaningful personal stories of Albanian Muslim families that sheltered and saved Jews during the Second World War.
- THE ART OF AGING
A fine art exhibition celebrating the positive aspects of maturity through the lens of Jewish values and expressing the process of aging as a remarkable opportunity, through study, tzedakah , and positive family relationships, for continued creative growth.
- CINEMA JUDAICA: THE WAR YEARS, 1939-1949
Original, iconic Hollywood film posters illustrating how the motion picture industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, and influenced post-war perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the State of Israel.
- ELEMENTS OF ALCHEMY: PRINTS BY PAUL WEISSMAN
Inspired by Primo Levi's The Periodic Table, Weissman employs multi-layered techniques that incorporate metaphorical imagery to examine humankind's complex constructive and destructive relationships with the basic building blocks of the universe.
- THE EYE OF THE COLLECTOR: THE JEWISH VISION OF SIGMUND BALKA
An encyclopedic survey of the major European and American Jewish artists and themes in 19th and 20th century art, in over 200 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, drawn from the Sigmund Balka Collection donated to HUC-JIR.
- ISAAC AND HIS ARTISTS: ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE BOOKS OF ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER
A surprising number of significant artists created Illustrations for inclusion in the works of I.B. Singer. The work ranges from whimsical in the children's stories to sexy and scary in some of the books for adults. Among the artists included are Larry Rivers, Ira Moskowitz, Maurice Sendak, and Raphael Soyer.
- THE JONAH STORY: DAVID WANDER
Inspired by the Book of Jonah, this fine art work consists of a 50 foot-long drawing depicting the complete biblical story.
- NATHAN HILU'S JOURNAL: WORD, IMAGE, MEMORY
Nathan Hilu's imaginative works evoke memories of his long, multi-faceted life. Boldly drawn with passion and intensity, Hilu's art captures the essence of his early days on the Lower East Side, imagined scenes from Jewish midrash, and his experiences as a U.S. Army guard at the Nuremberg Prison and the subsequent International War Crimes Trials.
- PROMISED LAND: CHANAN GETRAIDE
Series of eighteen large scale impressionistic photographs of Israel's landscape vistas by the noted Israeli poet /photographer. Getraide captures the essence of Israel and the promise of the land itself.
- REBIRTH AFTER THE HOLOCAUST: THE BERGEN-BELSEN DISPLACED PERSONS CAMP, 1945-1950
This photo-documentary exhibition depicts the unknown story of the return to life after liberation of survivors of the Holocaust, whose families and communities had been destroyed and who were stateless and homeless. For five years, the Bergen-Belsen DP camp (established in a former Nazi Panzer tank training base, adjacent to the infamous concentration camp) became a vibrant, autonomous Jewish community, with educational, spiritual, and cultural activities that strengthened the survivors' capacity to begin new families, bring 2000 Jewish children into the world, and was a vital center for Zionist political activism that helped create the State of Israel.
- A STITCH IN JEWISH TIME: PROVOCATIVE TEXTILES
Individually addressing issues of memory and reflection, interpretations of history and ritual, and links between the past and present, exceptional contemporary artists delve into aspects of the Holocaust, war, patriotism, celebration, prayer, feminism, and sexuality, frequently through the inclusion of Biblical texts and sometimes challenging traditional forms.
- STORY OF DAVID
Twelve lithographs by Ira Moskowitz on the story of David.
- TIKKUN: ALIZA OLMERT
Conceptual photographs based on fragile constructions made of broken egg shells that convey the vulnerability of existence, the obstacles to survival, and the imperative to sustain life. Tikkun, the Jewish charge to heal and restore balance in the world, is expressed through the mending of the shattered fragments in her haunting works.
An exhibition in memory of the annihilation of Hungarian Jewry during the summer of 1944, when Jews deported to their deaths at Auschwitz were required to write deceptive postcards to their families. International artists have created their own visual symbolism in the size and form of the original postcards to commemorate the Hungarian Holocaust. Co-sponsored by Alma on Dobbin Foundation.
- THE WHOLE MEGILLAH: DAVID WANDER
Inspired by the Book of Esther, this show includes two large Esther accordion books as well as sketches related to them and two smaller accordion books: Mardi Gras after Hurricane Katrina and Mummers Parade.