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Posts Tagged ‘exhibits’

handmade abstract clock with a triangle, rhombus, and two circles on it made by Danielle Rahmoloer

Small Wonders

Holiday shoppers will find All the Small Things at Soul Studio’s annual gift show. Robin Schwartz Contributing Writer They say big things come in small packages and that’s certainly true at the Friendship Circle Farber Center in West Bloomfield. The Dresner Foundation Soul Studio recently unveiled its annual holiday gift show filled with colorful, creative,…

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vases in different sizes on a mantel place. One has a plant in it.

Life In Clay

Pewabic unveils a new tile studio — plus, its annual holiday show. Suzanne Chessler Contributing Writer Mary Chase Perry Stratton helped to usher the Arts and Crafts Movement into Detroit. In 1903, Stratton co-founded, with Horace Caulkins, what would become Pewabic Pottery — and three years later she became a founding member of the Detroit…

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Peace One Piece at a Time by Fel3000ft.

New At The Charach

A new exhibit glows within the recently renovated gallery. Suzanne Chessler Contributing Writer Artwork created especially for the latest exhibit at the Janice Charach Gallery will be enhanced by brand new lighting and ceiling colors that have been brought into the display space over the past three months. “Outside In: Artists of the Detroit Landscape,”…

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Detroit REimagined

Copenhagen-based artist Tal R brings his visions of Detroit to MOCAD. Amerika, Franz Kafka’s unfinished first novel (published posthumously in 1927), is set in a dream world that is not quite America — not surprising, since the author never visited the country. Inspired by Kafka’s work, Tel Aviv-born artist Tal Shlomo Rosenzweig — known as…

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Passengers aboard the MS St. Louis, May 13, 1939-June 17, 1939. On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba, carrying 937 passengers, the majority of whom were Jewish. When the St. Louis arrived in Havana, the passengers learned that the landing certificates they had purchased were invalid. After Cuba refused to allow the passengers to land and the United States (and other Western Hemisphere nations) did not offer to take the passengers, the ship returned to Europe. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee worked with the State Department, ultimately persuading four countries — Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium — to admit some of the passengers. The remaining 254 were forced to return to Europe and were killed by the Nazis.

Americans and the Holocaust

A new exhibit dispels the myth that most Americans were unaware of the atrocities happening in Europe. Was it simply ignorance that Jews were being murdered en masse? Was it anti-Semitism? Or did the United States’ unwillingness to rescue Europe’s Jews from the Holocaust have more nuanced causes? That’s the question Daniel Greene set out…

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The Inner Life of a Golem by Judith Joseph

Carrying On

A collective of artists apply their Judaic studies to “What We Carry,” opening at the Janice Charach Gallery. In 2015, 12 Jewish artists were chosen by Chicago’s Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership to participate in the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab. The year-long residency allowed the artists access to Spertus’ archives of art, artifacts…

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