The exhibition Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try presented a portrait of an artist reckoning with devastating trauma, haunting memories, and an elusive, lifelong quest for freedom. Here is one of his works that was on view in the exhibition: 

"Roll Call in Concentration Camp," 1946, Boris Lurie
Boris Lurie, “Roll Call in Concentration Camp,” 1946. Oil on canvas board. 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm). Courtesy of the Boris Lurie Art Foundation.

“The most horrible concentration camp ceremony is the roll call. Every morning and every evening just one corporal counts the camp of tens of thousands of prisoners in a roll call. The ceremony lasts hours and hours. Should the count be short by one, the counting recommences. Tardiness to roll call can be fatal.” – Boris Lurie

Visit the Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try exhibition page to learn more about the exhibit. 

Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try is made possible by The Knapp Family Foundation, Patricia Askwith Kenner & Family, and other generous donors.
Special thanks to the Boris Lurie Art Foundation for its commitment to this presentation.Boris Lurie Art Foundation logo