Award-winning scholar, curator and author Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is the Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator, POLIN Museum Core Exhibition and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University, discusses the past, present and future of Jewish museums.
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator, POLIN Museum Core Exhibition and University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University. Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; Image before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864–1939 (with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust (with Mayer Kirshenblatt). She received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She currently serves on Advisory Boards for Jewish museums in Vienna, Berlin, and Moscow.
The Biennial Leve Award Lecture
Moderator: Sarah Abreveya Stein (UCLA)
The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Yiddishkayt, the UCLA Department of Theater, TFT, The 1939 Society, the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, and the Fowler Museum at UCLA.