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Art Gallery

Futernick Family Art Gallery

Please note that all exhibits may be viewed during programs held in the Futernick Family Gallery and by special appointment with Suzy at 305.271.9000 x265 or

Gallery is open: Sundays 1 – 4 pm | Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am - noon and 2 - 4pm.  No Charge.


January 8, 2016 – February 7, 2017
Helen Suzman – Fighter for Human Rights

Plus African American Quilts from the Women of Color Quilters’ Network, the Corinne Riley Quilt Collection, Tambani African Embroidery and Keiskama Tapestry

Helen Suzman was one of South Africa’s most energetic opponents of apartheid, devoting her life to the fight for human rights and the rule of law. From the start of a political career that spanned almost four decades, she worked tirelessly to defeat the pernicious system created by apartheid, leading her to a warm friendship with Nelson Mandela, who wrote on Helen’s 90th birthday, “She is a person appreciated by all South Africans. Her courage, integrity and principled commitment to justice have marked her as one of the outstanding figures of our history.” The exhibit of 29 panels containing photographs and text will introduce to many an exceptionally brave and righteous woman, and reflects the Alper JCC’s commitment to inclusiveness and our goal of fostering harmony and understanding. See an exciting assemblage of fabric art from talented South African and African American craftsmen and women.

Opening Event January 14, before Art Explosion: Barbara Gamzu, South African singer/musician. Refreshments

This Exhibition was originated by the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The Curator is Millie Pimstone, Project Initiator and Coordinator is Prof. Milton Shain, and the Graphic Designer is Linda Bester. The tour is funded by the Dobkin Family Foundation and the Tolan Family Foundation. Exhibition Manager: Jill Vexler, Ph.D.


February 12 – March 19, 2017
Ghosts: French Children of the Holocaust

During World War II, over 11,000 Jewish children were deported from France to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps in convoys that continued rolling until August 18, the day Paris was liberated. As the ultimate consequence of anti—Semitism, these children were among more than 75,000 French Jews deported. French Children of the Holocaust is an ethereal visual memorial to the children’s abbreviated lives based on documents and photographs collected by author, lawyer and Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld. These documents have been photographically reinterpreted to convey a haunting sense of lost human possibilities, an anthology that generates a composite cross-section of an archive database, historical reference and media narrative. Robert Hirsch, Exhibit Curator.



For more information about these or other exhibits in the Futernick Family Art Gallery, please contact Suzy Breitner








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