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Exhibit

Generational Layers: Gerstenblatt-Berg Family Collage Portraits

Paula Gerstenblatt
Maine Jewish Museum – Speigel Gallery
September 2 2022 – October 27 2022

This exhibit of 17 collage portrait paintings anchors individual experiences in a collective narrative of Jewish immigration in the early 1900s from Czarist Russian Ukraine and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, weaving through the Great Depression, WWI and WWII, Jewish South Beach in the 1950s, and the artists coming of age in the 1960s-7-s to present times as the mother of two adult Black/Jewish children.

    • EXHIBITION OPENING:
      JOAN BUSING, PAULA GERSTENBLATT, AND JUDY GLICKMAN

      September 1 5-7 PM

      Mingle with artists and art lovers, enjoy wine and cheese with museum mavens and curious minds, and celebrate with us as we unveil our newest exhibitions!

    • Can We Talk? Building Bridges Instead of Walls

      COFFEE, CAKE, AND CONVERSATION
      October 6 4-5:30 PM

      COLLAGE ACROSS CULTURES
      October 13 – 4 – 5:30 PM

      POTLUCK AND PARTING THOUGHTS
      October 20th 4-5:30 PM


      At a time of heightened racial tensions and deep socio-political divisions, American Blacks and Jews are being threatened, harassed, and even murdered in alarming numbers. It is more important than ever for the Black and Jewish communities to build mutual support networks and form a united front to fight the perils around us. Unfortunately, however, Black-Jewish ties have not been tended to in recent decades, leading to an undeniable and undeniably worrisome erosion of relations.