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In 1996, the Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month. Artists have long been inspired by poetry, and likewise, poets are often inspired by works of art. This relationship between text and image finds a unique expression in the book arts. With the acquisition of the Corcoran School of Art + Design, GWs Special Collections Research Center received nearly 300 artists books, which have been amassed as a resource for the MA Art and the Book program. This exhibit draws upon that collection, presenting a selection of the numerous artists books that utilize poetry or lyrics as a basis for artistic expression in book form. Media and Public Affairs Building Second Floor Display Cases Available for viewing when the building is open to the public, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall Gelman Library, 7th floor The Remembering the Holocaust: A Story of Loss, Love and Survival exhibit was created by GW's class on “Holocaust Memory." This exhibit is based on the experiences of two extraordinary young Polish Jews, Norman and Amalie Petranker Salsitz, most of whose relatives were murdered in the Holocaust but who, by their courage and wits, survived, got married, came to America, raised a family and wrote a gripping memoir, Against All Odds. The many photographs and documents they saved, and their utter devotion to memory, enabled them to amass and document a collection that is utterly unique and that forms the basis of this exhibition. It tells their story as well as the story of a world that was and is no more. Read more about the exhibit and the opening, addressed by Esther Dezube, the daughter of the Salsitzes; Steven Lerman, the Provost of George Washington University; the students who created the exhibition; and the course’s instructor, Walter Reich, GW’s Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor, who is a former Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: GW Student Exhibit: A Story of Holocaust Survival ‘Against All Odds’: “Remembering the Holocaust” captures the stunning life of Norman and Amalie Salsitz This exhibit is made possible by a Faculty & Staff Innovation Grant from the Shenkman Career Services Fund.
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Art in the Making: A New Adaptation   ( 10:00 AM May 6 - 5:00 PM Jul 17 )
An exhibition featuring works by teachers and students of three New York art institutions in tandem with their counterparts at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design as represented in GW’s Collection* May 6 - July 17, 2015 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information: http://www.gwu.edu/~bradyart/brady/exhibitions.html *We very much appreciate the cooperation and the support of FreedmanArt, New York for this exhibition.
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