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Events

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee for upcoming events:

Tuesday January 19th, 2021 2:00 pm CST - 2:15 pm CST
Museum Moments via Facebook Live

Museum staff share moments from Jewish history via Facebook Live. Tune in Tuesdays at 2:00 PM for a Museum Moment.

Tuesday January 19th, 2021 7:00 pm CST - 7:30 pm CST
Trapper Schoepp's Acoustic Tribute to Bob Dylan

In 2019, Trapper Schoepp published a song with Bob Dylan called “On, Wisconsin,” making him the youngest musician to share a co-writing credit with the Nobel Prize Winner. Join Trapper and his brother, Tanner Schoepp, as they sing "On, Wisconsin" and other Dylan classics from Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s soaring atrium to celebrate the closing of our current special exhibit 'Shakespeare's in the Alley: A Tribute to Bob Dylan.'

Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 12:00 pm CST - 1:00 pm CST
Virtual Book Talk - Franci's War with Helen Epstein

'Franci's War: A Woman's Story of Survival' is an engrossing memoir of a spirited and glamorous young fashion designer who survived World War ll, presented by her daughter, Helen Epstein.

Wednesday February 10th, 2021 12:00 pm CST - 1:00 pm CST
Virtual Tour of Yad Vashem’s Holocaust Art Collection

With more than 12,000 works, the Yad Vashem Art Collection is the most comprehensive collection of Holocaust art in the world. Explore art produced during the Holocaust,  discover the incredible stories of persecuted artists who risked their lives in order to leave a trace for posterity. How were these works created and how did they survive? Survey a selection of highlights from the Yad Vashem Art Collection with Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg, Curator & Art Department Director, Museums Division of Yad Vashem. 

Thursday February 18th, 2021 7:00 pm CST - 8:15 pm CST
Virtual Opening Preview of To Paint is to Live

Join JMM in exploring Erich Litchblau-Leskly’s life, work and legacy with his daughter, Mira Oren, through a virtual presentation from her home in London and celebrate the culture of Leskly’s native Czechoslovakia with a musical performance highlighting the country’s rich classical composing traditions. 

Thursday March 4th, 2021 7:00 pm CST - 8:15 pm CST
How to Talk to Your Kids About the Holocaust

Join Simone Schweber, Chair of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in this interactive workshop where we’ll combine pair-and-share, small-group work and lecture to figure out how to talk to young kids about the Holocaust and other difficult topics.

Wednesday March 17th, 2021 7:00 pm CDT - 8:00 pm CDT
Ghetto Chronicles with Historian Sam Kassow

Sam Kassow, historian and author of 'Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive From the Warsaw Ghetto,' will share his expertise about ghettos during World War II. The talk will center on the Lodz Ghetto, the centerpiece of JMM's 2020 special exhibit 'Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto,' but will provide comparisons to Theresienstadt, the centerpiece of the current special exhibit, 'To Paint is to Live: The Artwork of Eric Lichtblau-Leskly.'  

Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 7:00 pm CDT - 8:15 pm CDT
Cartoons as Commentary: Phil Hands Explores the Work of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly

Phil Hands, editorial cartoonist for the Wisconsin State Journal will discuss political cartooning and how Erich Lichtblau-Leskly's drawings fit into the field. Hands will demonstrate how he draws easily identifiable political figures and crafts well-chosen text to create deeper meaning for the reader.

Tuesday April 6th, 2021 12:00 pm CDT - 1:00 pm CDT
Virtual Tour of Tucson's Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center

'ASYLUM/ASILO' weaves a dialogue from the personal histories of individuals who have fled horrific situations in their home countries only to face an asylum system on the US-Mexico border turned into chaos by the government’s own making. Paired with 'CLAMOR IN THE DESERT / CLAMOR EN EL DESIERTO,' a Sukkah installation by Argentina-based artist Mirta Kupferminc.

Thursday April 8th, 2021 7:00 pm CDT - 8:30 pm CDT
LOMED Book Club – Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

In 'Caste,' the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. Join us for a discussion of 'Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents' by Isabel Wilkerson.

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