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Anna Shteynshleyger

From Jan ’10 Spotlight: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago will open a new exhibit featuring the work of photographer Anna Shteynshleyger on Sun, Jan 3. Born in Moscow, Anna moved to the USA in ‘93 at age 16. She trained at Yale University and currently teaches at Columbia College Chicago. According to […]

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Spertus Rosenwald Fund Exhibit

From March ’09 Spotlight:  Spertus Museum has a new exhibit, “A Force for Change: African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund,” featuring more than sixty pieces by twenty-four Rosenwald fellows. Rosenwald, legendary CEO of Sears Roebuck, is best known today as an advocate for African-American education. However, his wife “Gussie” also used their considerable wealth […]

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Into Color

From July ’08 Spotlight: I went to the Zygman Voss Gallery at 222 West Superior in Chicago on June 14 for the opening of a new exhibit of work by Moshe Rosenthalis. Rosenthalis was born in Lithuania in 1922 and trained in the style of Soviet Social Realism, but he made aliyah in 1958 and […]

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Imaginary Coordinates

From June ’08 Spotlight: Spacious and beautifully-designed, the top floor of the new Spertus building is now a “must see” stop on our metro list of culturally-significant destinations. For its inaugural exhibition, Spertus combined two programmatic imperatives. The first is local: Spertus is one of 30 Chicago institutions participating in this year’s “Festival of Maps […]

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Singer Family Exhibit

From July ’06 Spotlight: Chicago YIVO’s 2006 summer schedule is filled with concerts, lectures, and scholarly programs for Yiddish lovers. Participating libraries include Evanston Public Library, Northbrook Public Library, Skokie Public Library, and Wilmette Public Library, as well as Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling and Sulzer Regional Library on Chicago’s northside. Two local favorites […]

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Women’s Tales

From Jan ’07 Spotlight: Ethical qualms about “conflict diamonds” need not concern you when you head up to Wisconsin to see the Racine Art Museum’s new exhibit “Women’s Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers,” co-sponsored by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (IMJ). The four artists in question, Bianca Eshel-Gershuni, Vered Kaminski, Esther Knobel, and Deganit Stern Schocken, […]

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The Jewish Experience

From Dec ’06 Spotlight: The Elgin Area Historical Society recently opened a wonderful new exhibit called “The Jewish Experience in Elgin: Stories of Immigration, Identity and Assimilation,” which covers approximately 150 years of local history beginning with the arrival of Leopold and Joseph Adler in 1858. The storyboards are well-grouped by topic (religion, politics, philanthropy, […]

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