Council of American Jewish Museums
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2010 Conference Update
Canadian Cultural Center
New Member in NYC
New Member in Minneapolis

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AUGUST E-NEWS | 2009
CAJM 2010: Scholar In Residence
One highlight of the Los Angeles conference scheduled for January 31st to February 3rd is certain to be the presence of an outstanding museuLogom leader and thinker in our midst. Scholar-in-residence
Selma Holo is director of the Fisher Gallery at the University of Southern California, where, since 1981, she has overseen a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and led the International Museum Institute for Advanced Studies and  Practice.  A specialist in Spanish art history, DSelma 3r. Holo's most recent book is Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values.
Her special interests are museums as shapers of culture and the relationship of museum architecture and civic life.  Earlier in her career, Dr. Holo was Curator of Acquisitions at Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum, where she assisted Simon in developing that institution's superb collection of painting and sculpture.  Read more about Holo and other conference plans. 
Cultural Center Planned for Toronto
As CAJM members discovered at the 2007 conference in Toronto, hosted by the Beth Tzedec Reuben and Helene Dennis Museum, the area is rich with Jewish assets - and two years from now, these  will be joined by the UJA's Sherman Campus.  This new, 27-acre community center will include CAJM's collegial institutions the Koffler Centre of the Arts and the National Centre for Jewish Knowledge & Heritage, which encompasses the Holocaust Centre of Toronto, Latner Jewish Library, and Ontario Jewish Archives.  All will have a dramatic setting alongside a lush ravine, and will be linked to wellness, senior and early childhood centers by open walkways and exhibition areas. Architects Mansoor Kazerouni and Sol Wassermuhl are creating a vibrant cultural and recreational hub for Jews and peoples of all faiths and backgrounds. 
New Member 1: JCC in Manhattan
The wall-to-wall programming schedule at the JCC in Manhattan is like Gotham in microcosmJCC peace: bursting with vitality and with something for nearly everyone.  Varied theater, dance, media, literature and art events - from performances by the FolksbJCC of Manhattaniene performances to a Faigele Film Festival - take place alongside recreational, culinary, educational and spiritual programs.  Under Rabbi Joy Levitt, executive director, and Karen Sander, senior director of arts and culture, offerings encourage audiences to make art and create community around it. Now on view in this new CAJM member's gallery: photographic portraits by Robert Giard.
New Member 2: MN's Tychman Shapiro
The Tychman Shapiro Gallery is a pivotal part of the Sabes Jewish Community Center in Minneapolis, MN. It offers a space for fine artists to exhibit Jewish-themed work and for Jewish artists to show work on themes inside or outside of their faith system. Opening receptions, informative and engaging discussions with the artists, and other enriching programs deepen visitors' appreciation and understanding of the exhibits. Tychman
Currently the Gallery is accepting submissions for Profiling: Exploring the Faces of Diversity within the Jewish Community. In a world where racial and ethnic boundaries are becoming increasingly obscured, this juried exhibit will explore how the American Jewish community is also taking on a new identity.  Artists are invited to submit representational or conceptual self-portraits reflecting elements of diversity within their Jewish identity.
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