Presented in Collaboration with Facing History and Ourselves

Marjorie Agosin, poet and professor, Spanish, Wellesley College
Al Miner, assistant curator, Contemporary Art; curator, “Ori Gersht: History Repeating”
Margot Stern Strom, founder and executive director, Facing History and Ourselves

Does art stir the soul and release passions trapped in our hearts? Is poetry powerful enough to change the world, effective in alleviating the suffering of others in the face of oppression and tyranny? Can art compel you to reflect on and learn from the past? Israeli-born visual artist Ori Gersht uses film and photography to spark dialogue about the Holocaust, mimic memory, and celebrate beauty. Al Miner discusses Gersht’s work found in the exhibition “Ori Gersht: History Repeating,” and Marjorie Agosin reads and discusses her poetry and that of others. Margot Stern Strom guides the discussion to confront these tough questions.

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Above, a still from "Will you Dance For Me," Ori Gersht, 2011. HD film, dual-channel video (color, sound). Pizzuti Collection. (c) Ori Gersht.

Memory Summons the Artistic Soul

Next Session: This event is closed.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
Admission
$15MFA members, seniors, and students
$18Nonmembers
Ticket Purchase Required
Event Type
Lecture