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Art Conversations

by Naomi Fishman
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ArtConversations is a multimedia dialogue for an increasingly pluralistic society to share thoughtful meditations on social and political issues. By bringing together art reflecting diverse perspectives, we hope to create new possibilities for understanding and inspire collaboration on a shared vocabulary to explore our problems. The guiding premise of this project is that the history, […]

Our Next Steps

by Naomi Fishman
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The Museum of Imajewnation is taking The Next Step. This year we will work more deliberately to develop marketing strategies that promote the mission of the Museum. In July the Museum received 501(c)3 nonprofit status, giving us opportunities to raise money through grant writing and fundraising. We have expanded our vision to reach the larger […]

Naomi Reviews Freedom Imagined, Freedom Lived 2013

by Naomi Fishman
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It was an open invitation to talk about freedom. Freedom imagined and freedom lived. Fifty-one artists came and shared their experiences with the Passover Promise in the language and symbols of the Seder. They came from St. Louis and Chicago, New York and Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado and Florida…from Holland, Germany, England and Israel. […]

Freedom Imagined, Freedom Lived: Viewer’s Thoughts

by Naomi Fishman
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We thank all the wonderful artists who responded to our call and contributed ideas with telling sensitivity and creativity. We thank all who attended the exhibit, engaging the artworks with recognition, empathy, challenges and new awareness. We are grateful for the interest and persistent efforts of those who brought this project into existence and continue […]

Featured Artist: Ken Goldman

by Naomi Fishman
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Ken Goldman was born in 1960 in Memphis, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor of Arts from Brooklyn College in 1981 and a Masters in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in 1985. He made Aliyah in 1985 and is a member Kibbutz Shluchot. He is married and has four children. While discussing his art vision, he […]

Featured Artist: Boris Shpeizman

by Naomi Fishman
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Dr. Boris Speizman was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the age of 17, he began studying dentistry at the St. Petersburg Medical School, where he subsequently became an activist for human rights, rights of Soviet Jews to immigrate to Israel and democracy. As a result of his political activities, Shpeizman was at risk for […]

Golden Ghetto Award Finalists Announced

by Naomi Fishman
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We are very excited to learn that five of our contributing artists to the “Freedom Imagined, Freedom Lived” exhibit are recognized as finalists for the Golden Ghetto Award competition.  Congratulations to Ken Goldman, Benjie Herskowitz, Natalia Kadish, David Orlansky, and Billha Zussman.

Freedom Imagined, Freedom Lived: Getting Inspired

by Naomi Fishman
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Getting inspired: Leading the Passover Journey, the Seder’s Meaning Revealed, the Haggadah’s Story Told by, Rabbi Nathan Laufer This is a great source for learning about the objects on the seder table and the rituals associated with them.  His commentaries suggest many ideas that could be translated into beautiful and meaningful artworks.  For example: 1) […]

Four Cups of Wine for Freedom Concept & Design Competition

by Naomi Fishman

The Four Cups of Wine for Freedom Concept and Design Competition challenges designers to create a set of four wine cups that are expressive of the roadmap to freedom inspired by the promises and imagery in Exodus 6:6-7. The Museum of Imajewnation is putting a spotlight on the ritual of drinking four cups of wine […]