Upcoming Events

Feb 14th

World War II: The Rescue of Europe’s Plundered Wealth

Sunday, February 14th at 1:00 pm

Speaker Susan Fisher Sullam

Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture

Included with Museum admission

 

Hear from Baltimore native Susan Fisher Sullam as she shares the story of her father’s experiences as one of the Monuments Men.

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Joel Fisher of the Monuments Men

 

The story of the Monuments Men is only part of a much larger story.  In 2013, at the urging of a historian, Baltimore resident Susan Fisher Sullam uncovered hundreds of pages of top secret and classified files that had belonged to her late father detailing the final, harrowing months of World War II.  As a member of General Eisenhower’s staff, Joel Fisher, who spent his early childhood in Baltimore, had kept the memos and papers detailing how Americans located and secured billions of dollars’ worth of gold, silver and currency plundered by the Nazis from the treasuries of occupied Europe.  Her father never discussed it with her, but she was able to piece the story together, which was published in the Washington Post Magazine in June 2014.

 


Feb 21st

Peabody at the JMM

Sunday, February 21st

10 am for ages 5 and under

11am for ages 10 and under

Dr. Eric Rasmussen, Peabody Institute

 

Join Dr. Eric Rasmussen, chair of early childhood music at the Peabody Preparatory, for a playful, fun, educational, and interactive music program designed for you and your child. Come and listen to and sing fun songs, dance to various styles of music, and connect musically with your family and community. Dance with colorful scarves, shake egg shakers, and tap rhythm sticks to some great music you’ll want to move to. Most of all, come to laugh and learn. We look forward to seeing you here!

 

Registration is essential. Please email reservations@jewishmuseummd.org to reserve your spot. For more information please contact Trillion Attwood, tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 410-732-6400 x215.


Feb 21st

Playing for Life: Art Under Tyranny

*RESCHEDULED*

Sunday, February 21st at 1:00 pm

Speaker: Gail Prensky, Executive Producer, The Jüdische Kulturbund Project

Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture

Included with Museum admission

 

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The Jewish Kulturbund was a cultural association of Jewish musicians and performing artists who survived Nazi Germany. This multimedia presentation features stories based on filmed interviews with members of this unique group plus other contemporary artists living around the world.  We will explore the story of their heroic stands for artistic freedom and response to unjust control and repression.

 

As founding executive producer and project director of the Jüdische Kulturbund Project, Gail brings to this project a deep and first-hand understanding of the Kulturbund’s spirit and recognizes that their issues of living under tyranny continue with artists around the world today. Her interviews with the survivors form the basis of her passion and vision for this project, which is rooted in the Kulturbund’s strong regard for music and the performing arts.  In 2001 Gail started researching and gathering material about the Kulturbund. Several years later she has brought together select talent, partners, and like-minded supporters to make this project possible. Her hope and dream is that the project will serve as a beacon of inspiration to all people.

 

Gail PrenskyThrough her Meteopa Productions, Gail produces independent projects focusing on advocacy, art, human rights, international, and music themes.  Gail also serves on the board of The Welders, the newly formed DC-based playwrights’ collective.  For the last 20 years, Gail has written, produced, and directed a broad range of media projects in film, multimedia, books, and exhibitions for Banner Health’s Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry, the New America Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trust, Discovery Communications, National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution, Time-Life Books, and Glaxo-Wellcome.

 

Gail holds a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science-Applied Art from the University of Wisconsin.