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    Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    September 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Alexander Calder's abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, this exhibition brings together 40 of the artist's mobiles (kinetic metal works) and stabiles (dynamic monumental sculptures) to explore how Alexander Calder introduced the visual vocabulary of the French Surrealists into ...more


    Expulsion and Memory: Descendants of the Hidden Jews

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    December 21, 2014

    Shot on location in Spain, Portugal, Israel, the US, and Canada, this beautifully photographed and edited film tells the story of the Conversos and the memories that still haunt their descendants....more

    American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    December 28, 2014

    The remarkable story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco. Drawn to California by the Gold Rush, Jews were welcomed in San Francisco. They went on to build a thriving community, at one time the...more

    Bitter Herbs and Honey

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    January 4, 2015

    A richly textured story of the making of multi-cultural Australia. Through the saga of the Jewish migrants, mainly from Eastern Europe, who settled in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of...more

    Jewish Luck

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    January 18, 2015

    Based on Sholem Aleichem’s series of stories featuring the character Menakhem Mendl (played by the famous actor Solomon Mikhoels), a daydreaming entrepreneur who specializes in doomed...more

    Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    February 8, 2015

    This documentary explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical and many of the songs that comprise The American Songbook. The film...more

    Lost Town

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    February 22, 2015

    The story of one man’s obsessive search to get closer to his deceased father by uncovering the story of his family’s town of Trochenbrod. First made famous by Jonathan Safran...more

    Hungry Hearts

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    March 8, 2015

    Based on the short stories of Anzia Yezierska, the first writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience, Hungry Hearts focuses on the members of the Levin family...more

    The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    March 22, 2015

    A Quaker bassist and a Reform Jewish trumpeter, Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, gospel music, and Woody Guthrie meet in this acclaimed feature-length documentary about the groundbreaking klezmer...more

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