An exhibition showcasing personal artifacts brought to America by survivors of the Holocaust and other genocide. Exploring the relationship between objects and their meaning to the original owner and subsequent significance. Includes oversized photographs by renowned documentarian Jim Lommasson with handwritten responses by survivors or their family members.
The objects featured in Stories of Survival are as everyday as a baby doll and a black suitcase—as symbolic as a young mother’s cookbook and a wedding announcement—saved by survivors from genocides around the world, including Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria.
Donna Matles Retrospective
Donna Matles, of blessed memory, was a genuine artist. As a respected artist, jewelry designer, wood turner, and conservator of Judaica, she helped launch the Fenster Gallery, which later became The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art.