The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus is displaying the new innovative exhibition “Silent Witnesses: Migration Stories Through Synagogues Transformed, Rebuilt or Abandoned" through April 21.
The exhibit features the work of 23 artists exploring the intersection of community migration and Jewish heritage by researching abandoned synagogues throughout the United States, Europe, India and Israel, and creating paintings, photographs, installations and videos woven from the stories of the historic spaces.
A special members-only event on Wed., Feb. 29 from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., will include a private exhibition viewing as well as a meet-and-greet with the artists, the Center's executive director Stephen M. Goldman, museum staff and board members. Non-members who wish to attend will be afford the opportunity to become members on the night of the event.
“Silent Witnesses” is a collaboration of the Cultural Heritage Artists Project, the Jewish Art Salon, JWalks, and the Holocaust Memorial Center. All of the works in this exhibit are being shown for the first time.
With this exhibition, the Cultural Heritage Artists Project continues its pioneering work in developing an innovative model of artist initiated and organized exhibitions, based on the belief that by working together around a shared theme artists can create new works with meaning, while engaging in an artistic dialogue that encourages new aesthetic explorations.
Images of the artists works are available at culturalheritageartistsproject.org/chap2/artists.html
For more information about the members only event, contact Director of Annual Giving Beth Snider at 248-553-2400, ext. 21.