Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
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National Museum of American Jewish History
Cost:
Tickets are $5

Location

101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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The National Museum of American Jewish History’s mission is to present educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Our purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to

The Hampton Years

February 17, 2013 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
This powerful new work set in the segregated South explores the development of prominent African American artists John Biggers and Samella Lewis under the tutelage of Austrian Jewish refugee painter and professor, Viktor Lowenfeld, at the Hampton Institute.
 
Lowenfeld joined the Hampton Institute in Virginia in 1939 as assistant professor of Industrial Arts and studio art teacher. He was later appointed as Chairman of the Art Department and in 1945, he was named curator of the distinguished collection of Black African Art at the Hampton Institute. Burgeoning artist John Biggers, who went on to become an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor, teacher and philosopher, was his student. As was Samella Lewis, artist, printmaker and educator, with whom Lowenfeld had a contentious, but respectful relationship.
 
Discussion with playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton to follow. Lawton received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. She participated in the Kennedy Center’s Playwrights’ Intensive (2002) and World Interplay (2003). She is the author of Anna K; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful;The Devil’s Sweet Water; Ira Aldridge: the African Roscius; Lions of Industry, Mothers of Invention; Love Brothers Serenade, Mad Breed, and Our Man Beverly Snow.

The Hampton Years was originally commissioned and developed by Theater J in Washington D.C.
 

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