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Garden of Stones
Artist Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones is a permanent outdoor Memorial Garden employing stones, trees, and soil as its core elements. A series of 18 carefully selected boulders are installed throughout the garden. Each one has been hollowed out and holds a single sapling Dwarf Oak. As the trees have matured each has grown to become a part of the stone, its trunk fusing to the base. As a living memorial, the garden is a tribute to the hardship, struggle, tenacity, and survival experienced by those who endured the Holocaust.
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Hava Nagila: A Song for the People
On view through Summer 2013
Hava Nagila: A Song for the People uses engaging imagery, video, music, and imaginative design to tell the little-known history of the wordless melody from Ukraine that became the theme song for Jewish celebrations around the world. The exhibition traces the song’s hundred-year journey from a shtetl in Eastern Europe, to communities of early Jewish settlers to Palestine, to the banquet halls of America where it remains a centerpiece of both communal memory and popular culture.
The Museum is actively seeking photographs and digital images of people dancing, performing, or listening to the song for possible inclusion in the project and related materials. Upload your material through Pinterest or Tumblr or e-mail Alice Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit by e-mail.
Hava Nagila: A Song for the People was created by the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and was made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Pickman Exhibition Fund, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Priscilla and Harold Grabino, and the Nartel Family Foundation.
The exhibition is designed by Situ Studio and MTWTF and features an exhibition film by Roberta Grossman and Sophie Sartain.
Carpet tiles generously provided by FLOR. Media partner The Jewish Week.
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Keeping History Center / Voices of Liberty
Link history with the present using the latest technology in this award-winning installation. While enjoying breathtaking views of New York Harbor, explore Voices of Liberty, a digital soundscape composed of stories about arriving on American shores or seeing the Statue of Liberty for the first time. Come add your story, too. Investigate the intersection of art, memory, and time with Timekeeper, a virtual exploration of Andy Goldsworthy’s stunning memorial Garden of Stones.
The Keeping History Center, dedicated by Morton Pickman in memory of Morris and Fannie Pickman, is made possible by a generous grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Center is designed by the award-winning firms C&G Design and Potion.
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