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The Obligation of Beauty

Mindy Weisel, Matthew Stadlen

Jewish Book Week

Sun 6 Mar

The Obligation of Beauty

Mindy Weisel, Matthew Stadlen

Jewish Book Week

Artist Mindy Weisel on her journey from Bergen-Belsen to the Smithsonian.

Internationally renowned artist Mindy Weisel joins us to discuss her candid and compelling memoir After, a lifelong search for beauty that began with her birth in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Person’s Camp to Auschwitz-survivor parents.

It follows her struggle to understand the black hole she was born into and a career which has seen her elected into the Smithsonian Archives of American Artists and her work permanently displayed at the Israel Museum, the National Museum of American Art, Oxford University and the US Embassy in Berlin.

A chance to hear from a visual artist, author and speaker with a deep-seated conviction that beauty and love can overcome tragedy.

Mindy Weisel, an internationally renowned artist, author and speaker, was elected into the Smithsonian Archives of American Artists in 2000. Her works are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American Art, Oxford University, and the Israel Museum, among many other public and private collections. Weisel is the author of Daughters of Absence: Transforming a Legacy of Loss; and Touching Quiet: Reflections in Solitude. She is also a member of the United States Art In Embassies Program; and the Jerusalem Biennial.

Weisel, the mother of three, resided in Washington, D.C. for over forty years, where she was an Associate Professor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design (1996-2005). She received her BFA at George Washington University and did her post graduate work at American University, Washington, D.C.  Weisel’s extensive interviews and TV appearances are documented on her website Among them, CNN, Bloomberg, Jewish Women’s Archives.

Currently, Mindy Weisel resides in Jerusalem Israel, with her husband.

Matthew Stadlen is a broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host. Previously he was an LBC presenter, wrote The Matthew Stadlen Interview for the Telegraph and presented the TV series Five Minutes With and On The Road With for the BBC. He is a birdwatcher and photographer, and his book How To See Birds is out now.

In Association with the Jerusalem Foundation

Date & start time:Sun 6 Mar – 7.45pm
Venue:St Pancras Room
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