Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us…

MARK PODWAL: ALL THIS HAS COME UPON US...

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“All This Has Come Upon Us…” is a limited series of 42 individually framed and richly colorful archival pigment prints by artist Mark Podwal, illustrating historical tragedies and injustices suffered by the Jewish people since the days of Pharaoh. Each work, conceived as a page of a book, illuminates the saying that "Misfortune seldom misses a Jew," and is paired with a psalm chosen by Podwal from the Book of Psalms. As Podwal's powerful works attest, his message is that Jews have sustained their extraordinary faith, persevered and survived.

The original exhibition premiered in April 2014 at the Terezin Ghetto Museum outside of Prague. According to Podwal, “the paintings and drawings in this series are a disturbing reminder of how Europe’s extensive history of ‘Jew-hatred’ laid the groundwork for Terezin and Auschwitz.” This exhibit is especially timely in the face of current acts of antisemitism throughout the world.

Artist Mark Podwal is a New York Times OP-ED page illustrator, celebrated artist and author whose work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

AVAILABILITY: Negotiable

CONTENT: 42 individually framed pieces (29 ½” x 37 ½”), 1 intro panel, and all captions. The exhibit also includes a “must-see” 39-minute film, with Podwal discussing the meaning and symbolism in the artworks. Docent & Teachers manuals and press packet also available.

SPACE REQUIREMENTS: 175 linear feet

RENTAL FEE: $ 6,000 for 4 months plus two-way shipping

INSURANCE VALUE: $ 75,000 evidence of insurance required

SECURITY: Medium

CONTACT: Jo Ann Arnowitz, Executive Director / Chief Curator, 786-972-3180 or director@jewishmuseum.com