Archive for the 'Art' Category

Eighty years of the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Art

Thursday, September 5th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Eighty years of the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts By Tim Rivers and David Walsh   on The Socialist World Web Site on  September 5, 2013.

Click here to Read:  I  Paint What I See by E.B. White in The New Yorker on May 20, 1933,

Yedies fun YIVO / News from YIVO

Monday, August 26th, 2013


Hands-on and Head-first into History: Interview with YIVO Archives Intern Lana Adler
Lana Adler, a recent graduate of Hamilton College, is assisting Acquisitions Archivist Leo Greenbaum in the YIVO Archives. Editor Roberta Newman interviewed her recently about her experiences as an intern. Read more…
From the Pages of Yedies by Roberta Newman
As the end of World War II drew near, attention began to shift to what might immediately follow in the postwar era. While the full magnitude of the destruction of Jewish life in Europe was still beyond the grasp of most observers, it was clear to those who were planning for the future that massive resources would need to be marshaled to care for survivors of Nazi genocide. Read more… (more…)

A Point of View: Grand Central, the world’s loveliest station

Monday, August 26th, 2013


Click Here Here to Read: A Point of View: Grand Central, the world’s loveliest station: Historian David Cannadine charts the fall and rise of the architectural gem in the centre of New York, and a symbol of America’s gilded age on the BBC News Website on February 8, 2013.

Let there be light: Grand Central Station in 1930 (Getty Images).

Histories Private and Public

Monday, August 26th, 2013


Click Here to Read:   Histories Private and Public: Talking with Péter Forgács about Letters to Afar on the Bright Lights Film Journal website.

Sex and Buildings: Modern Architecture and the Sexual Revolution

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013


Click Here to Read:   Sex and Buildings: Modern Architecture and the Sexual Revolution by Richard J. Williamson the Times of Higher Education website on August 22, 2013.

Lucian Freud at Norton

Friday, July 26th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Lucian Freud at Norton:  Portraits of a different sort on the  Miami Herald website on July 25, 2013.


Heritage: Sigmund Freud met his greatest admirer Salvadore Dali at Primrose Hill home

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013


Click Here to Read: Heritage: Sigmund Freud met his greatest admirer Salvadore Dali at Primrose Hill home on the by Adam Sorin on the Ham and High website April 16, 2013.

My Synagogue is in Prague: Picturing Mark Podwal

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013


Click Here to View: My Synagogue is in Prague: Picturing Mark Podwal on YouTube.

Rene Magritte

Sunday, July 14th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Art of the 20th Century:  Rene Magritte on the World History of Art website.

Helping patients heal through the arts

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Helping patients heal through the arts By Amanda Gardner on the  CNN website on  July 5, 2013.

Max Chavez, a University of New Mexico Hospital cancer patient, and his wife, Beth, work on art projects. Chavez makes greeting cards and says the art projects give him “something to do creatively that I wasn’t doing because I was pretty depressed.”

Charged Images

Thursday, July 4th, 2013


Click Here to Read:   Charged Images By Luara Kipnis in The New Yorl Times on June 21, 2013.

Eric Fischl’s “Self-Portrait: An Unfinished Work,” 2011.

Sex, breasts, politics and psychoanalysis

Monday, July 1st, 2013


Click Here To Read:  Sex, breasts, politics and psychoanalysis By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie in The Daily Star on July 01, 2013.

This Sunday at YIVO

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Emanuel Ringelblum

SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2013 | 1:00pm
Annual Mordkhe Schaechter Memorial Program
Co-sponsored by the League for Yiddish
Admission: Free; RSVP Required:

Most of this program will be held in Yiddish.

Dr. Samuel Kassow (Professor of History, Trinity College)
“A Historian in the Ghetto: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg-Shabes Archive”

Emanuel Ringelblum

Between 1940 and 1943 Emanuel Ringelblum organized and directed the Oyneg Shabes Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto. Of the 60 people who worked in the (more…)

Jonathan Brent, YIVO Director visits the Museum

Thursday, June 27th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Jonathan Brent, YIVO Director visits the Museum on the History of the Polish Jews website.

Daniel Pinkwater’s Bushman Lives

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Daniel Pinkwater’s Bushman Lives: To become an artist By Christine Schofelt  on the World Socialist Web Site on June 25, 2013.


This Week at YIVO

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013


TODAY | SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2013 | 11:30am-2:00pm
Translating Early 20th Century Yiddish Plays for 21st Century Audiences

Co-sponsored by the New Worlds Theater Project

This hands-on translation workshop will feature New Worlds Theater Company’s Producing Artistic Director, Ellen Perecman, who will facilitate translation and discussion of short pieces from playwrights such as Hirshbein, Leivick, Ash, and Bimko. (more…)

Clinical Consultation by WCSPP

Saturday, June 15th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Clinical Consultation by WCSPP.

This Week at YIVO: “Rise Up! Revolution or Class Mobility”

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

YIVO2THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2013 | 6:30pm
Rise Up! Revolution or Class Mobility: Anglo-Yiddish Poems and Songs as Agents of Political Debate 1884-1914

Presented by Vivi Lachs (University of London)
Moderated by Itzik Gottesman (Associate Editor, Forward – Yiddish Edition)

Admission: Free (more…)

From Shylock to Rothschild

Monday, June 3rd, 2013


Click Here to Read: From Shylcok to Rothschild: Liliane Weissberg examines Jews, money, and clichés in new exhibition by Loraine Terrell on the Penn Arts and Sciences website in June 2013.

Their Own Petard ‘Forty-One False Starts’

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013


Click Here to Read: Their Own Petard, Review of  ‘Forty-One False Starts,’ by Janet Malcolm Reviewed By Adam Kirsch in The New York Times on May 23, 2013.