To celebrate her 50th birthday, filmmaker Lynne Sachs gathers together other people, men and women who have lived through precisely the same years but come from places like Iran or Cuba or Australia or the Lower East Side, not Memphis, Tennessee where Sachs grew up. She invites 12 fellow New Yorkers -- born across several continents in the 1960s -- to spend a weekend with her making a movie.
The tour includes an overview of the more than 100 years of Jewish history of Miami Beach; discussion of significant Jewish people and organizations, both present and past, in Miami Beach; and a review of various architectural styles found in the city, including Jewish contributions.
Please join us for an enlightening evening as FIU faculty members from the departments of Religious Studies and Philosophy and the College of Law react to and reflect on this striking exhibition, discussing religious, philosophical, legal, and moral responses to the problem of human evil.
EVIL: A Matter of Intent On view April 19, 2017 – October 1, 2017
Evil is not a cosmic accident. It does not just happen. Natural disasters happen. Disease, drought, accidents and epidemics happen. Evil is not a concept, rather it is a deliberate action or inaction. It is defined as a selfish act or behavior with the intent to benefit one’s self or one’s interests, irrespective of harm to others and without responsibility or remorse. The human capacity for evil, from biblical antiquity to present day is constant. The artists included in this exhibition address with clarity and passion the many faces of inhumanity, using an international visual language to challenge the concepts of heroes and villains. Reflecting diverse backgrounds, nationalities, faiths and mediums, the artists in this exhibition engage us in their search for understanding. Their art is a forum for remembering, expressing outrage and exerting a call to action. As they depict acts of evil intent on their consequences, these artists challenge us to reflect on our own responsibility today. An original exhibit on loan from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York
Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road On View July 14 -November 5, 2017
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU presents a new exhibition titled Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road. The exhibit includes 33 handcrafted hats, photos and letters that illustrate the colorful story of Irene Williams who lived and worked on Miami Beach from the 1960’s until her death in 2004.
Every workday for more than 40 years, Irene Williams dressed in one of her vibrant fashions from a collection of more than 100 handmade hats and outfits, and walked to her small office on Lincoln Road where she worked as a public stenographer. One morning in 1995, Irene was spotted by Eric Smith, a New York City designer, entrepreneur, and founder of E.G. Smith Socks. A friendship ensued and over the next decade, Eric documented Irene on film and produced an award winning documentary titled Irene Williams Queen of Lincoln Road. When Irene died in 2004, she left her colorful collection of hats, photos and letters to Smith which are included in the exhibit. In addition to the Irene Williams Collection, the exhibition will include hats and photos on loan from Isabel Bernfeld Anderson and George Neary. Exhibition Sponsor: Robert Arthur Segall Family Foundation, Danny & Merle Weiss, Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Pauline Winick.
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