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Monday, August 26, 2013
Great Fall Lineup At Jewish History Museum
The National Museum of American Jewish History is excited to announce a rich and diverse public programming schedule for the fall.
Illustrating the Margins: Celebrating Children's Book Illustrators
The Museum is thrilled to present the following series of programs in conjunction with
The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats and The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation's special anniversary exhibition, The Night Max Wore His Wolf Suit: 50 Years of Wild Things. Reciprocal admission discounts available through February 2014.
This panel discussion will explore the role of children's literature as a vehicle for social justice and for empowering children, inspired by the work of Ezra Jack Keats and Maurice Sendak. Speakers include renowned illustrator, Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, Bryan Collier and Patrick Rodgers, the Rosenbach's Sendak Collection Curator.
Presented by Opera Philadelphia and the Museum, this one-hourprogram at NMAJH will feature selections from several Verdi operas including highlights from Nabucco, which recounts the biblical story of Nebuchadnezzar, and includes the famous Chorus of Hebrew Slaves. Several cast members from Opera Philadelphia's production ofNabucco will perform, including two Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Winners, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa and bass-baritone Musa Ngquanwana.
Sunday, September 22 Opening Reception at 6:00 pm Film Screening at 7:00 pm $18/$15 Members
NMAJH will host the Philadelphia premiere of Breaking Home Ties(USA, 1922, 78 min), the last film produced by Philadelphia's own Betzwood Motion Picture Studio. Event includes an original score performed live, and exclusive access to the opening reception of the Museum's special exhibition, Now Showing: "Pop" Lubin's Silent Film Empire about motion picture pioneer and Betzwood founder, Siegmund Lubin. This exhibition will run through February 7, 2014. Discussion to follow featuring Dr. Joseph P. Eckhardt, Professor Emeritus of History at Montgomery County Community College, and Lisa Rivo, Associate Director of the National Center for Jewish Film.
Film restoration and new English subtitles by the National Center for Jewish Film.
Exhibition release coming soon.
Who Should be an American? The Past and Future of Immigration PolicyThursday, October 3 at 7:00 pm $8/FREE for NMAJH, National Constitution Center Members, and PennCard holders Joseph Berger, longtime metropolitan reporter for The New York Times and author of two books addressing immigration, will moderate this forum featuring Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA, and Mae Ngai, the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History at Columbia University.
In partnership with University of Pennsylvania's Jewish Studies Program and Social Science Policy Forum, co-sponsored by the National Constitution Center, and supported by the Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg Family Foundation.
Author talk featuring Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture. Don't miss this inside look at American History through the treasures of the Smithsonian, including objects currently on view at the Museum.