In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw
Ghetto Uprising, Montclair State University’s George Segal Gallery will present
Israel Bernbaum: Painting His Story, a special exhibit of paintings and
drawings by celebrated Warsaw-born Holocaust survivor and artist, Israel
Bernbaum, from February 26 – April 21, 2013.
Guest curated by Batya Brutin, director of Holocaust Studies
and the Israeli Society Program at Beit Berl Academic College, Israel, the
exhibit will feature murals and drawings, as well as Bernbaums’s correspondences
with political figures and other historic and personal artifacts.
Bernbaum’s work has been used to illustrate several children’s
books, including the award-winning I Am a
Star: Child of the Holocaust by Inge Auerbacher, and his own work, My Brother’s Keeper: The Holocaust Through
the Eyes of an Artist, which he dedicated to the memory of the 1
1/2-million Jewish children who did not survive the Holocaust.
The exhibit is the centerpiece of a multi-disciplinary,
campus-wide series of commemorative events, which will include lectures, film
screenings, children’s educational programs and other events by world-renowned
Holocaust scholars, artists and authors. There will also be related programs
including exhibition tours and workshops, a symposium and a Holocaust
Commemoration featuring in-person accounts from Holocaust survivors.
For more about Bernbaum, the exhibit and a listing of all events, see Israel Bernbaum.