Stitching History From the Holocaust - Jewish Museum Milwaukee September 14, 2014 - February 28, 2015

Programs Archive

“After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States” with Libby Garland

Date: May 07 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Museum Members $6 | Non-Members $10

Libby Garland tells the untold stories of the Jewish migrants and smugglers involved in that underworld, showing how such stories contributed to growing national anxieties about illegal immigration.

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May ‘Thirds-day’ (Third Thursday)

Date: May 17 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: Regular Museum Admission Applies

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open until 7:00 pm the Third Thursday of each month. Stick around because immediately following ‘Thirdsday’ we are presenting “Censored Realities: Holocaust Correspondence from Ghettos and Camps.”

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Censored Realities: Holocaust Correspondence from Ghettos and Camps

Date: May 17 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Museum Members $6 | Non-Members $8

Justin Gordon will discuss his research and publication Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed through the Letters and Cards of the Victims. The lines of the correspondence he studied, are seemingly ordinary—until you realize that they were written in the darkest days of the Holocaust under tyrannical censorship.

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From the Holocaust to Civil Rights

Date: Jun 03 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Museum Members FREE | Non-members $5

Hear how the Simon sisters retraced the steps of their grandmother who was murdered by the Nazis, and their father who was inspired by his tragic family history to become a civil rights activist, including marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma.

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Fine Arts Quartet: Mozart & Mendelssohn

Date: Jun 18 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: Museum Members FREE | Non-Members $5

Join the Fine Arts Quartet for a special evening performance featuring two of the string quartet literature’s greatest masterpieces: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet in C Major, K.465, nicknamed “Dissonant,” and Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.12. Sponsored by Marianne and Sheldon Lubar.

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June ‘Thirds-day’ + Behind the Seams II

Date: Jun 21 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Cost: Regular Museum Admission Applies

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open until 7:00 pm the Third Thursday of each month. At 5:30 pm, Dara Larson will discuss how her handmade paper wigs helped bring Hedy’s designs to life.

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Fashioning Identity with Lynne Dixon-Speller, Miranda Levy and Linda Marcus

Date: Jun 26 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Museum Members $7 | Non-members $12

Explore how fashion and design reveal a person’s identity and how designers Lynne Dixon-Speller, Miranda Levy and Linda Marcus express themselves and transform clients with their own personal fashion identities.

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Nationalism Then and Now: A Discussion with Former Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro

Date: Jul 11 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Museum Members $5 | Non-members $8

Join Former United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro to explore the rise of nationalism in relation to his family’s story of immigration from Czechoslovakia in 1939 as well as the return of populism and nationalism in the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe today.

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Craft Workshop: Patterned Silk with Miranda Levy

Date: Jul 15 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Museum Members $32 | Non-members $42

Create your own fashion-forward, hand-printed silk scarf with Project Runway alumni, Miranda Levy. Miranda will teach you the craft of creating repeating patterns with wood blocks using traditional Indian patterns.

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