Educator Workshop

Immigration Stories: Past and Present


Tuesday, December 2, 2014
4 – 7 pm

Join Jean-Michel Dissard, director of the acclaimed documentary I Learn America (2013), for a workshop examining personal narrative and immigration experiences. Clips from the film, which follows newly arrived immigrant teens at a Brooklyn high school, will complement tours of the exhibition Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian-American Quilt.  Discussion around the film and the show’s centerpiece — an elaborate, circa-1899 quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery — will explore how art and media can tell stories of immigration, relocation, and assimilation. 

Registration deadline: November 25

To register, please email or call 212.423.3225.

Professional development workshops are made possible with endowment support from the Kekst Family Fund.

$15 (includes a light dinner). Special education teachers are invited to attend these workshops free of charge. 

Quilt, Russia and United States, c. 1899, velvet: embroidered with wool, silk, and metallic thread; glass beads, 81 1/2 × 65 in. (207 × 165.1 cm). The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: Judaica Acquisitions Fund, 1986-119.

Photo: Joseph Sachs.

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