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Exhibition: Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz — Closes

April 18

fabric art of figures standing on a boat looking at the statue of liberty with gulls circling
Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, “Coming to America, June 10, 1949,” 1996. Photo courtesy of Art and Remembrance.

April 8–18, 2024
Feldman Center Lobby

In recognition of Holocaust Memorial Day, which begins on May 5, the college’s Holocaust Commemoration Committee has invited the nonprofit Art and Remembrance to share the work of Holocaust survivor and fabric artist Esther Nisenthal Krinitz.

In 1977, at the age of 50, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz began creating works of fabric art to tell her story of survival. Trained as a seamstress, but with no training in art, she ultimately created 36 remarkable fabric pictures of strong, vivid images and folk-art realism, meticulously stitching the narrative of her story beneath each picture.

This exhibition recreates images you can see in detail on the Art and Remembrance website, which is dedicated to Nisenthal Krinitz’s legacy. Find it here.

This exhibition is sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Art and Design, and Enrollment Management and Student Success.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. 


April 18
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Feldman Center Lobby
Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States