An international figure in architecture and urban design, Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings. His work includes the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, and the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, as well as the master plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan and several other noteworthy commissions.
Born in Lodz, Poland in 1946 to Holocaust survivors, Libeskind has a fascinating personal journey that has informed his work. The unique architecture he creates is a product, in part, of his own identity as well as his deep commitment to music, philosophy, literature, and poetry.
Join Libeskind and Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic and Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, for a conversation about Libeskind’s life and legacy.
Legacies is a new Museum program series which highlights notable figures who have a connection to Jewish heritage, identity, and the Holocaust.
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Legacies is made possible with a gift from Marc Kirschner in honor of Nancy Fisher.
Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act; and other generous donors.