Two new exhibits at OJM
article created on: 2012-01-01T00:00:00
The Oregon Jewish Museum will host an opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., Jan. 18 for two new exhibitions—one focusing on women’s suffrage and the other a collection of artwork looking at the realities of wartime.
“The Dawn of Tomorrow: Oregon Jews and Woman Suffrage” explores the sometimes equivocal participation of Oregon’s Jewish community in the six campaigns that ultimately gave Oregon women the right to vote in 1912. From views voiced by local rabbis to the anti-suffrage sentiment expressed in Portland’s Jewish press—the exhibit uses local newspaper accounts and photographs to weave together an intriguing story. The exhibit will be on display Jan. 18-May 6.
“Transport” Henk Pander and Esther Podemski use World War II as the backdrop from which to explore the remembered realities of wartime.
Dutch born Pander’s work delves into the world of his difficult and dangerous childhood.
Podemski grew up in Portland listening to her father’s tales of surviving ghettos, concentration camps and a daring post-war escape.
The Pander-Podemski exhibit will be at the museum Jan. 18-May 20.
Podemski is a visual artist who produced and directed the acclaimed documentary “House of the World” about the Holocaust’s aftermath in Poland. The film premiered at Lincoln Center in New York and has since been screened in Europe, traveled throughout the United States with the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, and screened at the Los Angeles International Jewish Film Festival. The Discovery Channel and the Jewish Broadcast Network purchased the film.
As a painter, Podemski has exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in public and private collections. She is a recipient of a painting fellowship from the New York State Council on the Arts and twice participated in the Yaddo residency program.
“House of the World” will be the first film in OJM’s “Transport” cinema screenings. The film will be shown Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.
The second film in the Transport series is “Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber,” which will be screened twice—at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 22, and at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23.
The final film in the Transport series is “Painted Life,” a film by Jacob Pander. It will be shown at noon, Wednesday, March 21 and at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22.
Tickets for the cinema events are general public: $10; Members: $8. Only 50 seats are available. Reservations at www.ojm.org or call 503-226-3600.
The January OJM Sunday Music Project will feature Seffarine at 2 p.m. Jan. 8.
Seffarine is a duo formed by Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and oud player/flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp.
The Sunday Music Project is supported by the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.
Since the Museum gallery will be closed for exhibition installation on the concert date, there will be reduced admission for this concert: Adults—$4; Students, Seniors—$2.50; Children under 12 and OJM members—free. Reminder: Space is limited as the OJM auditorium seats 50.
Oregon Jewish Museum is located at 1953 NW Kearney Street, Portland, OR 97209.
For tickets or information, call 503-226-3600.