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Ben Shahn: Contexts for Today

Ben Shahn: Contexts for Today

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Dr. Susan Chevlowe
, organizer of the Jewish Museum, New York's 1998 exhibit, Ben Shahn, Common Man, Mythic Vision, led a discussion about the transformative and relevant power of Ben Shahn’s art.

Dr. Susan Chevlowe is Chief Curator and Director of the Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at New York’s Hebrew Home at Riverdale. She has worked as a curator at The Jewish Museum, New York, and taught in the Jewish Art and Visual Culture program at New York’s Jewish Theological Seminary.

Image at left

Ben Shahn, Memories of Many Nights of Love,  from the portfolio For the Sake of a Single Verse, 1968
Lithograph, 22 1/2 x 17 11/16 inches
Spertus Institute Collection
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Bernhard

About the Exhibit

Ben Shahn: If Not Now, When?, curated by Ionit Behar, opened April 9, 2017 and runs through August 27, 2017 in the Ground Level Arts Lab.

Exhibit Hours

Sunday 10 am- 5 pm
Monday-Wednesday 9 am- 5pm
Thursday 9 am- 6 pm
Friday 9 am- 3 pm

Spertus Institute will be closed:

Memorial Day, May 9 all day
Shavout Day, May 30 closing at 3 pm
June 1 all day


The Ground Level Arts Lab is made possible in part through the generous support of the Harry and Sadie Lasky and Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundations.

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