International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Bernice Steinhardt
“Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family” currently on view at the American Visionary Art Museum.
Through works of art and other artifacts, the exhibition speaks to the effects of racism, anti-Semitism, and “othering” on our common humanity. The program will highlight the art works of Holocaust survivor, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, who told her story of survival as a young teenager in a narrated series of vividly colorful stitched tapestries. Accompanying Esther’s art are works by artists from Rwanda, South Africa and Indian Country, among others.
Museum founder, director and exhibition curator Rebecca Hoffberger and Bernice Steinhardt, Esther’s daughter and co-founder of the non-profit Art and Remembrance, will introduce viewers to selected works and respond to audience questions.