World-renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy and Museum of Jewish Heritage President & CEO Jack Kliger discuss the meaning and inspiration behind the Garden of Stones, an outdoor memorial and sculpture garden at the Museum created to honor Holocaust survivors and their families.
In Jewish tradition, stones are placed on graves as a sign of remembrance. Here, Goldsworthy brings stone and trees together to represent life cycles intertwined. The garden is a living memorial to the hardship, tenacity, and survival of those who endured the Holocaust. The effect of time on humans and nature, an important theme in Goldsworthy’s work, is evident in the Garden of Stones, as the sculptures will be viewed, as well as cared for, by future generations.
The live conversation and Q&A on Zoom was available only to Museum members. Members enjoy exclusive programs and benefits while supporting our vital mission of Holocaust education and remembrance.
Watch the program below.