Synagogues in Germany:
A Virtual Reconstruction
August 30 - December 27, 2015
In stunning color reconstructions, synagogues destroyed under Nazi leadership come to life via 3-D reconstructions, recalling the rich cultural heritage and community life in Germany before the Holocaust.
As a reaction to a 1994 arson attack on a synagogue in Lübeck, Germany, thirty architecture students at Darmstadt Technical University began working on CAD (Computer Aided Design) reconstructions of synagogues destroyed on Kristallnacht (November 9, 1938) in true-to-life, three-dimensional renderings. The reconstruction process is not only designed to create interest in valuable historical monuments, but also to recall the diverse Jewish life that once existed in Germany.
The Empty Chairs
featuring the work of Linda Soberman
May 17, 2015 - October 30, 2015
Linda Soberman's The Empty Chairs speaks powerfully to contemporary concerns of human freedom, tolerance and indifference. Soberman uses the narrative of presence and absence and the commonality of loss as a metaphor in awakening our consciousness by questioning social and political values. Miniature steel chairs cascade from the ceiling hanging tenuously by an invisible thread. Attached are transparent faces of women who no longer sit at our table; victims of mass atrocities.
For more information about Linda Soberman and her works, please click here.
A photo exhibition by Mark A. Lit
On view until November 25, 2015
Inspired by a need to understand the confusing and prevalent antisemitism in Poland, a land described by photographer Mark A. Lit as "pretty much void of Jews," Why Some seeks to answer the ever-present question of why some survived and some did not. It is a collection of stark and poignant present-day photographs of Poland including images from Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, Birkenau and Madjanek.