Letters to Afar at Museum of the City of New York

10/22/14 through 03/22/15 1220 Fifth Ave. Map
212-534-1672 Ages: All Ages

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Capturing life - views of 1930s Poland through the lens of Jewish New Yorkers. Co-Presented by the City Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Letters to Afar is America's first exhibition of an immersive video art installation based on home movies made by New York City's Jewish immigrants who traveled back to visit Poland during the 1920s and 30s. The films document poignant family reunions and everyday life in small towns in the years before the Second World War, capturing a culture on the brink. The installation was created by Hungarian artist Peter Forgacs, under a commission by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Venue Description: Open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm. $10; $6, seniors/students; free, 12 & under.

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