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Chagall Windows

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Chagall Windows

October 4 – December 31, 2017

Reception October 19, 5-7pm

The exhibition features 43 pieces, including two Chagall originals, will showcase the creation of stone lithographs for a series of stained glass windows installed in the Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The work was engraved by Charles Sorlier, who worked in close collaboration with the artist and is printed on watermarked Arches wove paper.

On loan from the Biblical Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas

Cinema 51-The Museum Gala

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Cinema 51: The Museum Gala

Honoring Michelle and Clark Wiens of Circle Cinema

at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

 

Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 29, 2017– The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is pleased announce an evening honoring Michelle and Clark Wiens of Circle Cinema at this year’s premier fundraising event titled Cinema 51: The Museum Gala.

 

Circle Cinema partners with both the Jewish Federation of Tulsa and The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art for the Annual Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival. Along with the festival, Michelle Wiens was instrumental in bringing Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation now the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to The Museum to showcase Holocaust survivors living in Oklahoma.

 

The Mission of Circle Cinema is to educate, enlighten and entertain their guests 365 days a year through selected features and programs that expose and connect our community to global issues, environments and cultures. In comparison the Museum’s mission is to preserve and promote Jewish heritage, culture, and history through art and education. Our similar missions are what draws us to each other and helps continue to educate the greater community.

 

During the course of the evening, we will be celebrating the Museum’s 51st anniversary and the success of the Circle Cinema! The evening’s festivities and entertainment include cocktails and dinner catered by Chef James Shrader of the Palace Café. Patrons and guests will also preview a special exhibition celebrating Jewish motion pictures and cinema in Tulsa.

Please contact Tracey Herst-Woods, Director of Development and Programs, 918.492.1818, for patron and ticket information.

All Are Welcome: Jewish Art Through the Eyes of Refugees

Monday, February 13th, 2017

All Are Welcome: Jewish Art Through the Eyes of Refugees. This exhibit exemplifies the Museum’s mission by showcasing the diverse collection of Jewish Artists that defied all odds and were able to share their voices through art. From Moses to Chagall and from Fried to Knigin, the Museum’s collection is full of Refugee imagery and artists.

“Air of Courage” by Michael Kinigin.

“I was introduced to people at the Holocaust Museum in Yadvashem, Israel, who gave me access to their archives, so I photographed them at the museum,” Kinigin said. “These were pictures of the victims in the camps, of revolts, deportation, ghettos, liberation and of Anne Frank,” he said. “Many of these pictures were taken by the German soldiers.” This picture depicts Jews in their homelands standing outside their business before the collection of Jews by the Nazi’s during the Holocaust. They are overshadowed by a large detour sign foreshadowing their departure from their homes to either a concentration camp or as a refugee to another land.

To quote the Museum’s Executive Director Drew Diamond “Our exhibit represents a view of the extensive history of the Jewish people both as refugees themselves and as champions of all refugees.”

This exhibit will be on display Now through Fall of 2017 in the Mildred and Julius Sanditen Gallery.

 

Sugar Skulls and Candles Exhibition

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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Art & Technology Unite for Museum’s New App

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is pleased to announce the launch of a unique new digital installation and take home app for iPad developed by Tulsa-based semantic technology company Moomat.

“This cutting edge technology allows people across the world to explore our Museum’s collections,” said Drew Diamond, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art Executive Director. “The Sherwin Miller is dedicated to promoting Jewish heritage, history and culture through art and education. Thanks to Moomat and this new installation and app, we are able to share that mission locally and globally.”

“We’re excited to be working with such a forward thinking museum and are continuing to help them to develop new and interesting ways to increase the explorability and interactivity of their many other collections in the future,“ said Moomat CEO Daniel Mooney.

The first technology project between Moomat and the Museum was to create an interactive way for guests to explore the vast Fred Strauss Collection, an impressive collection of letters, postcards and stamps collected and curated since the 1940s that chronicle the history and traditions of the Jewish people.

The new iPad app is a take home version of this collection that allows anyone to download and explore the collection in great detail, and how it connects with various aspects of Jewish culture and history.  Plans are in motion to develop and release new digital installations revolving around the Museum’s extensive collections and to actively incorporate them in the commercial app.

To download Sherwin Miller Application on iPad:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sherwin-miller/id699889107?mt=8

About Moomat:  Moomat LLC is an Oklahoma based company that produces tools to enable businesses, media, cultural institutions and others to curate archives and other digital libraries. They are currently developing the largest database of semantically connected data in the world with over 50 million connected entities to date, and are rapidly implementing their Deep Diver and CultureScout platforms for a variety of businesses. Moomat was founded in 2012. Learn more at: www.moomat.com / www.facebook.com/moomat / www.twitter.com/moomat

 

Miller Kids Workshop: Jewish Life & Folktales

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Join us for an hour of exploring the Alexander Kanchik exhibit in this interactive workshop for children on Sunday, August 4 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. A quest through the exhibit will put the children’s minds to work as they explore the world of Kanchik’s art.  This free workshop is open to children of all ages and includes free museum admission for the day. For more information, contact Tracey at 918-492-1818.

Kinder-Stone Project

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art recently launched the Kinder-Stone Project™ to commemorate children who perished during the Holocaust. Approximately six million Jews were killed by the end of World War II by the Nazis and over one million were estimated to be under the age of 18 at the time of their deaths.  Children were often among the first victims sent to their deaths since they were considered non-productive and also symbolized the continued Jewish existence.

Utilizing the central database of survivor’s names at Yad Vashem (the world center for Holocaust research, education, documentation and commemoration) in Jerusalem, the Museum is providing to each touring student a stone bearing the name and age of a child who died. Student visitors then decorate the stones which will become a permanent part of the Community Garden at our partner agency the Jewish Federation.  The SMMJA has begun the Kinder-Stone Project™ on a limited, trial basis this spring and student response has been positive.  One eleventh-grade student from East Central High School said, “I want to make sure that I really get this right. I want to respect her memory and don’t ever want this to happen to another kid again.”

The Museum works closely with educators in public and private middle and high schools, as well as professors at area universities, to organize group tours that relate to art, Holocaust, and history curriculum. As part of the Any Given Child program that begins in Fall 2013, the Museum will host every seventh grade student from Tulsa Public Schools. These approximately 3,000 students will not only have completed a curriculum developed collaboratively by the Museum and the Council for Holocaust Education but will also participate in a docent-led tour of the Holocaust exhibit. Following a recent tour led by a survivor, a student evaluation said, “Thank you for telling us your stories so that we and future generations can know them. To know history is very important to me as through it, we can know our past and the mistakes of others. We…can know…so that we can prevent these horrible things from happening.”

The Kinder-Stone Project™ will be incorporated into every Any Given Child tour, as well as every tour for area schools and civic groups, resulting in approximately 5,000 completed memorial stones within the first 18 months.