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The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania: An Artist's Perspective

Date: 09/23/2011 - 12/30/2011

Time: All Day Event

Location: ALA Library Rapson Hall

Cost: Free

Description:

The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania: An Artist's Perspective
Artist, Joyce Ellen Weinstein
Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
September 23 – December 30
Opening reception September 23, 5:30-7 PM

Wooden synagogues that were constructed from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century once dotted the landscape of Lithuania as well as Western Europe. Today only 23 remain in the world, eight in Lithuania. Based on visits to the remote villages in Lithuania and conversing with the villagers who still reside there, artist, Joyce Ellen Weinstein's photographs and paintings illustrate the history, documentation and memories of these old world structures. Her works are in permanent and private collections in the United States and Europe. She is among the artists included in Fixing the World: Jewish American Artists of the Twentieth Century, published by the Brandies Division of New England University Press and The Book as Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has received many honors and awards and has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist Candidate; three times finalist and one time winner Metro DC Dance Awards for Scenic Design.
 

Contact:

  • Name: Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns
  • E-mail: ultan004@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-6383
  • Sponsored by: College of Design

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns, ultan004@umn.edu or 612-624-6383.

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