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Art Exhibition: The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania

Art Exhibition: The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania

Friday, September 23 - Friday, December 30, 2011
Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library
210 Rapson Hall
Artist Joyce Ellen Weinstein

Wooden synagogues that were constructed from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century once dotted the landscape of Lithuania as well as Western Europe. Today only 23 remain in the world, eight in Lithuania. Based on visits to the remote villages in Lithuania and conversing with the villagers who still reside there, artist Joyce Ellen Weinstein's photographs, paintings, and artist books illustrate the history, documentation, and memories of these old world structures.

Exhibit Coordinator
Deborah Ultan Boudewyns

This event is free and open to the public.