Date(s) - Tuesday, April 6th
12:00 pm CDT - 1:00 pm CDT
The Tucson Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center is located in southern Arizona about 65 miles from Mexico. ASYLUM/ASILO, currently featured in their Contemporary Human Rights Gallery, seeks to weave 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 in collaboration with LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture which is part of the national project, “Dwelling in a Time of Plagues,” a Council of American Jewish Museums’ new outdoor art initiative.
Virtually tour these timely, poignant exhibits, rooted within this Tucson venue’s borderlands context.
This program will be shown via Zoom, please register to receive the full login information.
– Museum Members FREE
– Nonmembers $10 | BECOME A MEMBER AND SAVE
Image: Gaby Hurtado-Ramos, Freddy, featured in special exhibit Asylum: To Address A Chaotic Circumstance of the Government’s Own Making.
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About Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center in Tucson, AZ
The Jewish History Museum is located in Barrio Viejo, an historic neighborhood on the southern edge of downtown Tucson. The museum features the first synagogue built in the Arizona Territory (1910) and Arizona’s only Holocaust History Center. Through educational and community outreach, exhibitions, and public programs, the museum explores the histories and contemporary experiences of Jewish people in Southern Arizona and purposefully places them in conversation with the experiences of other traditionally marginalized communities. The Holocaust History Center presents the Holocaust through the life experiences of more than 260 Holocaust survivors who both survived Nazi persecution and later lived in Southern Arizona. The center includes a contemporary human rights gallery which hosts annual rotating exhibitions that highlight present-day human rights violations and issues of social justice. The Jewish History Museum campus includes numerous exterior spaces including a sculpture garden and contemplation space. The museum is dedicated to its work strengthening connections across the communities that comprise Southern Arizona and using the past as a tool to pave the way toward a more just and peaceful future.
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