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Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

Feb. 23, 2019 - Dec. 2030

2nd floor gallery, Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building

Admission grants entry to the museum and all current exhibitions except 
"A Visionary Spirit for Invention", which is not open to the public.

About the Exhibition

On View

Featuring Esther Krinitz's Holocaust survival story told through 36 hand-embroidered works. The show pays tribute to humanity's unjust persecution of innocents and the dream of a world at peace. Works include South African Truth and Reconciliation testimonies, Rwandan genocide survivors, and more.

Related Program

The lessons from Esther’s art and story are immediate and understandable, nurturing empathy and courage, while her art brings the Holocaust to life in a markedly different way than the black-and-white photos more typical of the period. Drawing from Esther’s art and story, free educational materials offer students a way to comprehend the perseverance of a young girl within the context of historical events, using the Holocaust as the primary content. They are designed for grades 5 – 12. The lessons build essential skills for critical thinking, understanding primary resources, contextualizing current events, appreciating the importance of storytelling, and engaging young people in active participation in their community.

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ALL EXHIBITIONS

If You Build It, They Will Come
On View

If You Build It, They Will Come

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
On View

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

The Secret Within: The Art of Judith Scott
On View

The Secret Within: The Art of Judith Scott

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