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Voice to Vision

An Exhibit from the University of Minnesota's art department and Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Showing at the Minnesota History Center
April 15 - October 15, 2006

About the Exhibit

A unique joint effort of the University of Minnesota's art department and Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, "Voice to Vision" is a multi-generational collaboration between survivors and artists that approaches the emotion and trauma of Holocaust memories in new ways. Through interviews and collaboration, survivors' extraordinary experiences have been transformed into works of visual art.

About the the Voice to Vision Project

Voice to Vision is a project that helps Holocaust survivors share their experiences through art. It developed through the collaboration of the Art Department and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota.

The first two sessions have involved five survivors: Joe Grosnacht, Murray Brandys, Sabrina Zimering M.D., Lucy Smith, and Gina Kugler. They have been part of an interdisciplinary visual research team that includes David Feinberg (Art Department,) Dr. Stephen Feinstein (Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies,) undergraduate and graduate students, and professional artists.

A Voice to Vision DVD is a documentary of Holocaust survivors sharing their experiences through art.

Sponsors

The exhibitions' Minnesota showing is sponsored by Target. Funding for educational programs was provided by the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation.

Target logoThe Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation