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Wed, Jun 21


American Visionary Art Museum

Using Art to Teach the Holocaust & Combat Hate: An Educator Workshop

Using Art to Teach the Holocaust & Combat Hate: An Educator Workshop

Time & Location

Jun 21, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

American Visionary Art Museum , 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA

About the Event

Visual art can be a very useful tool in the classroom to support students’ ability to connect to and understand complex or sensitive topics. The colorful embroidered story cloths sewn by Esther Nisenthal Kritinitz depict a young survivor’s journey through the occupation of her once bucolic peaceful village, the Holocaust, and her emigration to the United States. Her full collection is currently on display at the AVAM.

In this educator workshop, Esther’s daughter and cofounder of Art & Remembrance, Bernice Steinhardt, will join an Echoes & Reflections facilitator to discuss how visual arts can be used to teach the Holocaust and combat antisemitism in the classroom. To end the day, participants will create a story cloth inspired by Esther’s artwork.


  • This workshop is open to classroom educators in all subjects
  • Lunch will be provided - vegetarian and vegan options will be available, afternoon snack will also be provided
  • Each attendee will receive a swag bag
  • Space is very limited - tell a friend and bring a friend!
  • Professional development credit certificates will be given out at the end of the program

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