A Holocaust Survivor Infuses Meaning Into His Art

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A Holocaust Survivor Infuses Meaning Into His Art

April 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm 9:00 pm EDT

Opening reception, Boris Lurie in America - He had the courage to say NO!

The Center for Contemporary Political Art will be hosting a fascinating lecture on ZOOM this Sunday, April 26th at 8pm (EST).

Dr. Eva Fogelman will discuss the importance and meaning of Boris Lurie’s art—to him, as a therapeutic tool, as a weapon he chose to wage war against injustice in the world, and to history, as a unique contribution to 20th century art.

Dr. Fogelman holds a doctorate in social and personality psychology from the Graduate Center of CUNY and has completed post-graduate work in family therapy at the Boston Family Institute and in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Boston University Medical School. She is the writer and co-producer of the award-winning film Breaking the Silence: The Generation After the Holocaust.

Born in a displaced persons camp in Germany to parents who survived the Holocaust, she has been a pioneer in developing group therapy for survivors and their descendants, training mental-health professionals to understand post-traumatic stress disorder and identity. Dr. Fogelman has organized national and international conferences and created organizations for these populations. She has served as an advisor to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Her book Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Her essay, A Holocaust Survivor Infuses Meaning Into His Art(link is external), can be read online in the catalog(link is external) of CCPArt’s current exhibit, Boris Lurie in America: He Had the Courage to Say NO!

More information about the exhibition can be found at politicsartus.org(link is external) or borislurieart.org

The Center for Contemporary Political Art
916 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


April 26, 2020
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT


Center for Contemporary Political Art

Boris Lurie Arts Foundation

Eva Fogelman in conversation with Gaby Glassman on ‘Descendants of the Holocaust 75 years after the liberation’