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Affirmation, Indifference, Assimilation: Identity Choices of Jewish Salonieres and of Jews Today

The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and Their Salons, an exhibit on view in fall 2005 at Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art, highlighted the role played by the salons of Jewish women in the development of art, literature, music, theater, philosophy, and politics in Europe and America from the late eighteenth century through the Second World War. This panel discussion about ethnic and gender issues, which are central to the exhibit, is moderated by Gail Reimer, founding director of the Jewish Women’s Archive. The panelists are Emily Braun, cocurator of the exhibit, and Deborah Hertz, Herman Wouk Chair in Modern Jewish Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

The panel is introduced by Francine Achbar, the director of marketing and development for the New Center for Arts and Culture in Newton, Massachusetts, a sponsor of the exhibit.

Presenter(s): Emily Braun, Deborah Hertz, Gail Reimer

Date: October 27, 2005

Location: Devlin Hall Room 101, Boston College

Sponsor(s): The New Center for Arts and Culture; American Jewish Historical Society; Jewish Women's Archive; McMullen Museum of Art

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/reimer/

The information on this page is accurate as of October 2005