Curating Between Hope and Despair: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

featuring Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Facing the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes on the site of the Warsaw ghetto and prewar Jewish neighborhood, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews completes the memorial complex. At the monument we honor those who died by remembering how they died. At the museum we honor them — and those who came before and after — by remembering how they lived. This lecture explores the creation of POLIN Museum and its multimedia narrative exhibition a journey of a thousand years, and its potential to be an agent of transformation that can move an entire society forward.



Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Public Museum

Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Departments of Anthropology, Art History, and History; Center for 21st Century Studies; Center for International Education; and the Cultures & Communities and Museum Studies programs


Thu. October 18, 2018


 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm


Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N Art Museum Drive

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