Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, curator of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Poland, will be on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus to present multiple presentations centered around an exhibit displayed in the Weber Fine Arts Building Art Gallery.
Dr. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett will present a short film followed by a Q&A on, "Before the Holocaust: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, the art of Mayer Kirshenblatt"
Tuesday, January 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. Weber Fine Arts Building Gallery
Also on Tuesday, the public is invited to a public screening at 8 p.m. of a documentary entitled "Raise The Roof" a film that features the reconstructing a Jewish Synagogue in Poland. The free event will be at the Jewish Community Center located at 333 S. 132nd St. in Omaha.
Other scheduled presentations are:
“The Jewish Melange” - The works of Mayer Kirshenblatt and Ophir Palmon
Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. Weber Fine Arts Building Gallery
“An Agent for Transformation” - An illustrated lecture about the creation of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews multimedia exhibition
Thursday, January 24 from 7-9 p.m. Community Engagement Center, Room 201
All events are free and open to the public with the support of Cultural Enrichment Funding, The Institute for Holocaust Education, The Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, The Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy, The Jewish Federation of Omaha and The Klutznick Fund for Jewish Civilization at Creighton University.
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