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April 7, 2004
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UMD "Gallery Talk" to Discuss the Works of Painter Samuel Bak
April 8

Bak Featured Artist in "Holocaust as Subject" Exhibition at
Tweed Museum of Art

UMD faculty Alexis Pogorelskin and Deborah Petersen-Perlman will present a "Gallery Talk" discussing the works of painter Samuel Bak. The lecture will take place April 8 at noon in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery. Bak's works are a featured part of the "Holocaust as Subject" exhibition on display April 13 - June 13 in the Tweed Museum of Art. The lecture launches the 2004 Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Program.

The exhibition "Holocaust as Subject" will feature four contemporary artists whose works address Holocaust-related themes. Painter Samuel Bak, Installation Artist Ellen Rothenberg, Graphic Artist Art Spiegelman, and Photographer Debbie Teicholz each attempt to raise awareness and allow for discussion of issues surrounding the Holocaust, as well as issues centering around the ways societies and individuals have used art to deal with the worlds' most tragic events.

Samuel Bak will give the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration keynote lecture "Return to Vilnius" on April 20. He will discuss his experiences during World War II.

Below is a complete list of Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration events and programs

2004 Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Calendar

All events are free and open to the public

Thursday, April 8 at 12 noon: Gallery talk on Samuel Bak and Holocaust Art

Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.: Presentation on Holocaust Memorials

Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Film

Tuesday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m.: Keynote Lecture

Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m.: Art & Design Lecture

Thursday, April 22 at noon: Alworth "Brown Bag" Presentation

For more information on Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration events, see or contact Deborah Petersen-Perlman at:
phone: 726-6849 or 726-7528
fax: 726-7505

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