Sun, May 1
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This event celebrates the centennial of Paul Celan, the Romanian Jewish Holocaust survivor who is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. The program features two riveting Celan-inspired works by the sui generis composer John Zorn, a rare performance of Force of Light, a song-cycle incorporating Celan’s poetry by the eclectic New York-based ensemble Barbez, and reflections on Celan’s work by the award-winning poet and renowned Celan translator Pierre Joris.
Mon, May 2
Participants in the ASL community are invited to explore the exhibition Jonas Mekas: The Camera was Always Running through a guided tour led by Alexandria Wailes.
Tue, May 3
Anthology Film Archives will present a series of screenings that recreate a selection of the Cinematheque programs that took place at the Jewish Museum from 1968 - 1970. The Cinematheque programming organized over the course of those years by Jonas Mekas is, from today’s perspective, an intriguing mixture of filmmakers and films that would soon be effectively canonized as part of the nascent Anthology Film Archives’ “Essential Cinema” collection, as well as numerous other filmmakers who are little-known and rarely-screened today.
Wed, May 4
Pre-K–12 educators are invited to visit the Jewish Museum in person! Teachers will experience a thematic guided tour of works in the Jewish Museum’s collection along with discussion and gallery activities. Educators are also invited to explore the exhibition The Hare with Amber Eyes independently before or after the tour.
Thu, May 5
Middle and high school students are invited to view award-winning documentaries that examine current social issues such as representation and identity, immigration, and civil rights followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers.
Thu, May 5
Monika Bincsik, Diane and Arthur Abbey Associate Curator of Japanese Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art contextualizes the netsuke collected by Charles Ephrussi and central to The Hare with Amber Eyes, within the larger context of Japanese Decorative Arts of the 18th and 19th centuries.