[Libs-Or] [Fwd: [alacro-l] Traveling exhibitions celebrate life and work of great Jewish artists]

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Wed Nov 10 10:30:47 PST 2010


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Subject: 	[alacro-l] Traveling exhibitions celebrate life and work of 
great Jewish artists
Date: 	Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:21:53 -0500
From: 	Don Wood <dwood at ala.org>
To: 	<alacro-l at ala.org>

The ALA Public Programs Office is pleased to announce three new 
traveling exhibits focusing on Jewish artists who have contributed to 
the culture of America and the world through their lives and work. 
Public, academic and special libraries, including museum libraries and 
Jewish community centers are invited to apply by January 24 by visiting 
www.ala.org/jewishartists <http://www.ala.org/jewishartists>.

The exhibits were developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization 
dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture and ideas, and the 
ALA Public Programs Office, with funding from Nextbook. The national 
exhibit tours have been made possible by grants from the Charles H. 
Revson Foundation, the David Berg Foundation and the Nash Family 
Foundation, with additional support from /Tablet Magazine: A New Read on 
Jewish Life/.

Libraries are invited to apply to host a traveling exhibition on one of 
three subjects:

1. *In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak
*Based on a major retrospective exhibition created by the Rosenbach 
Museum & Library, Philadelphia, this exhibit reveals the push and pull 
of New and Old Worlds in Sendak’s work and shows how Sendak’s artistic 
journey has led him deeper into his own family’s history and his Jewish 

2. *Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience*
In this exhibit, a vital woman is brought to life in all her fascinating 
complexity. Viewers see Lazarus’s place in history as a poet, an 
activist and a prophet of the world we live in today. The exhibit traces 
her life, intellectual development, work and lasting influence.

3. *A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965*
Illustrated with colorful posters from Broadway shows and photographs of 
composers, singers and the casts of hit musicals and films, this exhibit 
highlights the lives and works of Irving Berlin, George and Ira 
Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern and a host of other Jewish 
songwriters who wove the American songbook deep into the fabric of 
American culture.

Successful applicants will host one traveling exhibition for a six-week 
period between April 2011 and February 2012 and receive programming and 
technical support from the ALA Public Programs Office. Participating 
libraries are expected to present at least two free public programs for 
adults on themes related to the exhibitions. All showings of the 
exhibition must be free and open to the public. Each of the exhibits 
requires at least 200 square feet of display space.

More information about the exhibitions, including guidelines and the 
online application, is available at www.ala.org/jewishartists 
<http://www.ala.org/jewishartists>. With questions, contact the ALA 
Public Programs Office at publicprograms at ala.org 
<mailto:publicprograms at ala.org>.


ALA Public Programs Office

www.ala.org/publicprograms <http://www.ala.org/publicprograms>

publicprograms at ala.org <mailto:publicprograms at ala.org>

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Suzanne L. Sager
Library East, Cataloging
Portland State University

sagers at pdx.edu

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