Lives Built on Scrap

Lives Built on Scrap


Jan 12 2020
, 1PM- 2PM

A Family Biography

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Speaker: Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director, JMM

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The Pinckovitch, Graff and Patinkin families had intermarried for generations in their adjoining shtetls in Poland.  Marvin Pinkert tells the story of how their lives became further entangled through the scrap  business in America across three generations.  It’s a story of invention and success, but also of conflict and betrayal.  Marvin explores why so many members of his generation decided to forego the family business, in favor of careers in medicine and scientific research, theater and film and even the odd museum director!

This program is presented in relation to the Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling exhibit, on view October 27, 2019 – April 2020.

Tickets to public programs include admission to the Museum.

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