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BOOK PROGRAM
Wednesday, February 1, 7 P.M.
Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma
(Columbia University Press, 2011)

Author Barbara Will, Dartmouth College, in conversation with Ruth Franklin, senior editor, The New Republic

In 1941, Gertrude Stein, at the urging of Bernard Faÿ, then director of the Bibliothèque Nationale, began translating into English the speeches of Marshal Philippe Pétain, head of the collaborationist Vichy regime. In her new book, Will examines what led the avant-garde icon to embark on such a project.

$10, $5 members

   

FILM
Sunday, February 12, 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.
The Refusenik Experience

11 A.M. - Refusenik (2007, 120 min.)

Produced and directed by Laura Bialis
Told through the eyes of activists on both sides of the Iron Curtain, Refusenik documents the 30-year struggle to liberate the Jews of the Soviet Union.

2:30 P.M. - And the Wind Returneth
(1991, 133 min., Russian with English subtitles)

Written and directed by Mikhail Kalik; post-screening discussion with film historian Olga Gershenson, UMass Amherst
Filmmaker Mikhail Kalik left the U.S.S.R. for Israel in 1971. Eighteen years later, he returned to Moscow and began work on this autobiographical film, a combination of narrative and archival footage that attempts to bring personal and national histories into harmony.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members
Price includes both films.

 

Presented in conjunction with Let My People Go! The Soviet Jewry Movement, 1967-1989. The exhibition will be open to program ticket holders from 10 A.M. to 5:45 P.M.

   

CONCERT
Wednesday, February 15, 7 P.M.
Sway Machinery with Piano Music and Song Trio

In their latest album, Sway Machinery combines neo-cantorial vocals with the mystical traditions of Mali. The band is joined by the experimental Piano Music and Song Trio.

$15, $12 students/seniors, $10 members

   

FAMILY PURIM CONCERT
Sunday, February 26, 2:30 P.M.
Funky, Family Purim with the Mama Doni Band

1:30 – 3:30 P.M. CRAFT ACTIVITIES Free with concert ticket

2:30 P.M. CONCERT

The Mama Doni Band is back for a pre-Purim concert featuring brand new songs and a costume parade. Families will receive free CDs and giveaways at the concert. For ages 3 to 10.

$10, $7 children 10 and under; Museum members: $7, $5 children 10 and under

This concert is made possible through a generous gift from the Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust

   

DISCUSSION
Wednesday, February 29, 7 P.M.
The Role of the Critic

Adam Kirsch, author, Why Trilling Matters, in conversation with Judith Shulevitz, author, The Sabbath World

Kirsch and Shulevitz, two of today’s leading literary critics, discuss the legacy of Lionel Trilling and the evolving place of the critic in today’s intellectual world.

$10, $5 members

Co-sponsored by Columbia University's Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies

 

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