Freehold, NJ. . The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County welcomes back Professor Maurice Mahler as part of its ongoing series of Jewish Artists lectures. Professor Mahler will present a film and discuss the life and work of Camille Pissarro on Monday, February 9th, at 1:30 pm (snow date: Feb 23rd also at 1:30pm). Admission: $5 members, $7 non-members.
Professor Mahler’s lecture will also touch on deeper questions about Jewish artists: what makes an artist Jewish and by extension makes his work Jewish? Is it who his forbearers were, or something more abstract? Is it the way that his brushstrokes hit the canvas, or the themes in his work, like redemption, social justice, or the concept of monotheism?
Jacob-Abraham Camille Pissarro was born on the island of St. Thomas, West Indies. He was born in 1830, and died in Paris in 1903. His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Pissarro's great grandson is Head Curator of Drawing and Painting at the Museum of Modern Art. Come to the lecture and discover how a Jewish boy, born in the Caribbean, gets to Paris and becomes the father of Impressionism!
Mr. Mahler taught at The School for Visual Arts. He was also an award-winning Art Director at an ad agency. He teaches classes at Rutgers and Brookdale adult education programs.
For more information or to make a reservation, call the Museum at 732-252-6990 or visit www.jhmomc.org to make reservations online. The Jewish Heritage Museum is located at 310 Mounts Corner Drive in Freehold. It is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization and is handicapped accessible.