May 5, 2013
Enjoy our permanent exhibit for free in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month! 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks is a dynamic journey through art, artifacts and digital media that narrates and illuminates Jewish history and culture.
April 28, 2013
As a contributor to the museum’s permanent exhibit, artist Deborah Howard, professor of art and head of the painting program at University of Denver, has had enormous success in helping people learn to draw, even in just a few classes. Learn to see in a completely new way while exploring the understanding of line, negative space, perspective, drawing from nature and still life from objects in the Mizel Museum collection. This workshop is for beginners or those looking to regain some drawing skills.REGISTER TODAY!
Members use discount code SYTYCDRAW at checkout.
April 25, 2013
Artist and director of the painting program at the University of Denver Deborah Howard will discuss the portrait series featured in Mizel Museum’s exhibit, 4000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks. Interestingly, Howard has purposely omitted the personal stories that accompany each portrait she paints. Find out why, hear her plans to expand her portrait project, and learn more at this stimulating Salon Night. Includes light refreshments. Reception at 5:30 pm; program begins at 6:00 pm.
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 25REGISTER TODAY
Members use discount code SALONNGT at checkout.
April 21, 2013
Born in Pabianice, Poland in 1929, Jack Adler and his family were swept into the terror of the Holocaust. His parents and four siblings all perished at the hands of the Nazis. In his powerful and inspiring firsthand account, Y: A Holocaust Narrative, Jack (Yacob) tells his story and describes his struggle to survive, overcome and regain a sense of joy about being alive. Always warm and gracious, Adler will share readings from his book as well as take questions and engage in dialogue with the audience. Book signing to follow. Please RSVP to denverlibrary.org/fresh or call (720) 865-1206.
April 19, 2013
Mizel Museum curator Georgina Kolber will intrigue you with a presentation and discussion on contemporary Israeli art, drawing on her experiences during the Museum’s successful and enriching October 2012 Art & Culture trip to Israel. Travelers met with Israel’s established and emerging artists, who all generously served up fresh perspectives on art and culture.
- Shai Azoulay’s large canvases speak a narrative of magical realism
- Andi Arnovitz addresses feminism and orthodoxy
- Sigalit Landau’s socially poignant installations and sculptures speak volumes about life in Israel today
Vegetarian Shabbat Dinner!
~Butternut squash & pomegranate seed hummus
~Beet dip with yogurt
~Chermoula eggplant with bulgar & yogurt
~Spinach salad with dates & almonds
~Roasted winter squash and red onion with tahini & za’atar
Price: $28/members; $32/non-membersREGISTER TODAY!
Members use discount code SHBBTISRL at checkout.
April 7, 2013 – April 8, 2013
In observance of Yom HaShoah, rabbis from Congregation Rodef Shalom, Temple Emanuel and Temple Sinai will conduct a special service including the showing of short videos from Mizel Museum’s Community Narratives Project, which document the stories of Denver community Holocaust survivors. Survivors will dialogue with students before the service. At Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St., Denver. Free and open to the public.YOM HASHOAH RSVP
Beginning in 2013 the Mizel Museum will be open on the first Sunday of every month for exhibit tours, storytelling hour for children and the new One Nosh Cafe.
11:00 am – One Nosh Cafe opens
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Storytelling hour for families
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Exhibit Tours
Serving in April:
Middle Eastern Baklavah with Russian Rose tea
March 13, 2013
This exceptional work of art by David Moss must be seen to be believed. Moss, one of today’s finest living Judaic artists, revived the marriage ketubah as a major work of art, then turned to illumination and illustration of Jewish texts. In 1983 he was commissioned to create an individual hand-made haggadah — the Moss Haggadah — which became a splendid work created on vellum, containing paper cuts, gold and silver. You’ll get detailed insight on this amazing masterpiece and a delicious kosher charosest tasting will follow the program.
Now out of print, the Moss Haggadah was reproduced in facsimile and also published invarious trade printings. It is an extraordinary teaching and study piece on the meaning of Passover. The last copy sold for $35,000. Travelers from the Mizel Museum’s 2012 Art & Culture Trip to Israel met with this extraordinary artist at his studio in Jerusalem and heard first hand about his inspiration, his artistic process, and his current and future projects. A brief mention will be made about that experience, in addition to the announcement that the scholar Irvin Unger will travel to Denver in 2014 for programming related to another important acquisition of Temple Emanuel, the amazing Aurthur Syzk Haggadah.
Registration limited to 20.REGISTER TODAY!
Members of Mizel Museum and Congregation Emanuel use discount code MSHGGDH at checkout.
March 10, 2013
Create some beautiful poetry and raise your voice at the same time. Writers of all ages are invited to participate in this spoken word workshop on bigotry and social justice. Students will be guided by musician, spoken word artist and educator, Adrian Molina. All students will be encouraged to share their work, and Molina tops off this workshop with a performance of his own recent work. Registration required. Visit denverlibrary.org or call (720) 865-1206.
CLICK to watch Adrian Molina on YouTube.
March 7, 2013
Created by Marta Burton, this concert is a multimedia performance that draws upon the music, historical narratives and images of Jewish and African American experiences of oppression and slavery, to raise awareness of those enslaved globally today. Performances by the brilliant Sheldon Sands, with accompaniment by local musicians and singers. After the performance meet with local representatives of organizations who are working to end current day slavery. Sponsored by Congregation Emanuel, The Spirituals Project and Fresh City Life of the Denver Public Library. Doors open at 6:00pm; concert begins at 7:00pm.
The ensemble consists of members of the Boulder Klezmer Consort, Sheldon Sands (piano), Eyal Rivlin (guitar) and Joe Lukasik (clarinet) who bring the passionate sound of Jewish Klezmer music. Members of Southern Journey, Dee Galloway, Ken Parks, Chuck Stevenson, Anne Rigley, Jennifer Adams and Marta Burton (vocals/narrative), along with Jeff Hooton (upright bass) perform the inspiring, powerful music that came out of the experience of slavery in America. Together these groups, along with narrative and images, weave an evocative tapestry of profound and uplifting music, educating, inspiring and calling people into action to bring an end to human trafficking.
The performance will be preceded and followed by an Information Market consisting of local organizations who are working to end modern day slavery. Information will be available to empower audience members by educating and giving them concrete ways to get involved in this important cause. We know that people will be inspired by the performance, and the goal is for the audience to be able to talk to experts, ask questions, and take action to help end modern day slavery — by buying materials from the organizations, offering to volunteer, making a donation, or any other contribution.
Online ticketing is now closed. Please purchase tickets at the door.
Watch an interview with creator Marta Burton.