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-70s to present times as the mother of two adult Black/Jewish children.
University of Southern Maine
October 21 2022
A series of collages on display at the Maine Jewish Museum uses layers of photographs, paint, and handwritten text to explore the layers of nationality, race, and religion that comprise the artist’s family history.
September 22, 2022 – 2-4pm
Paula Gerstenblatt will be at the Maine Jewish Museum to visit with guests and and answer questions about her exhibit.
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!
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.