Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
Feb. 23, 2019 - Jan. 6, 2025
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.
Mixed media. 2005. Gift of the Artist.
About the Exhibition
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.
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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