Stitching History News

Stitching History From the Holocaust, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s originally curated exhibition, about Hedy and Paul Strnad and the loss of their talent due to the Holocaust continues to make news and receive accolades. The Museum received the prestigious History… Read More

Remembering Barbie Blutstein

We are saddened by the loss of the Jewish Museum’s Milwaukee President Barbie Blutstein. Barbie unexpectedly passed away on September 28. She was knowledgeable, vivacious, positive, and a natural connector of people and ideas.   Barbie’s natural inclination toward inclusiveness, her… Read More

A Taste of Argentina

October 1st is the preview of our newest exhibit, Southern Exposure: Jews of Argentina. This event is open to the public, and is guaranteed to be lots of fun! Cost: $8 members, $12 non-members RSVP by October 1 Call: (414) 390-5730… Read More

A Brief Introduction to the Tango

By: Adam Sweet Before I begin, let me say I know very little about the tango. In fact, I’ve only had one encounter with the dance in my 22 years. The tango originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the late 1800s, and… Read More

Top 6 Things I Learned While Chasing Dreams

Here is what Education Director, Ellie Gettinger, is going to miss talking about once “Chasing Dreams” closes at Jewish Museum Milwaukee.

Take Me Out the Ballgame

By: Ellie Gettinger, Education Director, Jewish Museum Milwaukee Upon reading the title of this blog, you suddenly had the song of the same name stuck in your head. By all accounts this is third best known song in the United… Read More

Reactions from a Viewer – Stitching History From the Holocaust

This is feedback from a person who saw the piece about the exhibit on PBS NewsHour Weekend: I just watched a PBS video on Facebook about the Stitching History exhibit. My great grandfather was fortunate to leave Germany in search of… Read More

Leora Saposnik Addition to Stitching History From the Holocaust

By Molly Dubin, Curator An engaging ceramic and mixed-media piece by Madison-based artist, Leora Saposnik, has recently been put on display in the Museum’s atrium space. The sculptural work is a milk can inspired by an improbable story. While interred... Read More

New York Times Covers Stitching History From the Holocaust

By Ellie Gettinger, Education Director On September 27, the life of this small museum was turned upside down.  Samuel Freedman published a loving and fantastic article about Stitching History From the Holocaust.  He wrote, “The fashions are both text and textile, a… Read More

Helen Epstein Luncheon During Stitching History From the Holocaust

By Kathie Bernstein, Executive Director Several years ago I read Helen Epstein’s book, Where She Came From. It resonated with me because we were in the early planning stages for our current exhibit, Stitching History From the Holocaust, and Epstein’s story… Read More

The Only American Killed on Direct Orders of Hitler

By Ellie Gettinger, Education Director Today is Mildred Fish Harnack Day in Wisconsin.  You might say, “Who?” But the Wisconsin Legislature recognized her as a hero and designated her birthday as an official commemoration.  She was born in Milwaukee, went… Read More

Opening Celebration of Stitching History From the Holocaust

By Jane Avner, Jewish Museum Milwaukee Board of Trustees We love this exhibit – the staff worked their hearts out. Molly Dubin with her artistic skills to mount the panels and dresses; Ellie Gettinger reaching out to educators, creating the… Read More

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