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Arts and Social Justice
August 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day 26 of the month, repeating indefinitely
Art allows us to explore stories, learn about cultures, and opens the door to meaningful conversations. Join fellow 20s and 30s for a series exploring the intersection of Social Justice and Art. Each session stands alone so you are invited to join us for some or all of them.
Admission for this program is pay what you can. We recognize that not everyone is able to contribute at this time; that is okay! You are still welcome!
Session 1: Virtual Museum Visit and Discussion
Join us as we explore the virtual exhibit Activism, New York featured at the Museum for the City of New York and meet Jenna from the Jewish Museum, followed by small group discussions.
Jenna Weiss currently serves as Manager of Public Programs at the Jewish Museum, where she is responsible for the conception and implementation of diverse and rigorous temporary exhibition and collection related programming for adult audiences. Joining the staff in 2012 during a transition to new leadership has given her the ability to be part of this organization as it continues to reexamine, broaden and investigate the locus of art and Jewish culture.
Weiss previously held positions in Museum Education as the Spiegel Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and as Visitor Services Coordinator of the Rose Museum of Contemporary Art at Brandeis University. She has taught courses in painting and drawing as an Adjunct Lecturer at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Brandeis University, and earned her MFA in Painting at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She is an alum of Asylum Arts, a global network of Jewish Artists, Schusterman Foundation ROI Summit, and Getty Leadership Institute, NextGen 2019. In addition to her work in Museums, Weiss maintains an active studio practice and has been a resident of the Chashama Space to Create program at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park since 2011. Her work has been shown in Brooklyn at Ortega y Gasset Projects, Momenta Art, Loft 594 and in Philadelphia at Fjord Gallery, Space 1026, and Grizzly Grizzly. www.jennabweiss.com
Shabbat in the City Summer Series
Saturday, May 22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location given upon registration
BJ and SPSA Community Book Read of Caste: The Origins of our Discontents
Wednesday, May 26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Remote Access Only