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Frank Stella’s Artistic Odyssey: Exploring Jewish Themes and Cultural Reflections

Thursday, June 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Discover how Frank Stella, the celebrated American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, has found inspiration in Jewish themes throughout his career, from his earliest minimalist paintings influenced by the Nazi propaganda newsreels of his childhood, his mixed-media “Polish Wooden Synagogue” works commemorating “the obliteration of a culture,” and his Had Gadya narrative abstractions, illustrating the popular Passover seder song and expressing a universal, aspirational message of justice and hope.

Jean Bloch Rosensaft is Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Over the past four decades, she has organized over 150 exhibitions and scores of traveling exhibitions at venues throughout North America, including including Chagall and the Bible and Justice in Jerusalem: The Eichman Trial, presented at New York’s Jewish Museum, Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950, permanently installed at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial Museum in Germany, and Frank Stella: Had Gadya, currently on view at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. A founder and Vice-President of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Vice President of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, she serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Education Committee, and chairs the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Panel on Art and Photograph.



CSP Partners: Beth Israel (San Diego, CA), Beth Israel Congregation (Waterville, ME), Center for Small Town Judaism (Waterville, ME), Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Elkins Park, PA), Temple Beth El of South Orange County (Aliso Viejo, CA), Temple Beth Ohr (La Mirada, CA), Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Hull, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana, CA), Temple Beth Tikvah (Fullerton, CA), Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), Temple Judea of Laguna Woods, CA, Town & Village Synagogue (NYC, NY), Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, CA) & Walnut Street Synagogue (Chelsea, MA).


Thursday, June 20
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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San Diego, CA United States


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