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Afterlives of Trauma: Post-Holocaust Art, Writing and Memory

This talk will consider what artistic and literary works, especially those created after the Holocaust can teach us about the Shoah, its memory and its commemoration. It will address some of the ways artist Mauricio Lasansky confronted this legacy in his haunting series "The Nazi Drawings" alongside other works of post-Holocaust art and writing. It […]

The McLester Colloquium: The Object that Remain

Building from her book, The Objects That Remain, Laura Levitt will consider the ways in which the material remains of violent crimes inform our experience of, and thinking about, trauma and loss. She will do this by considering artifacts in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and evidence in police storage facilities across the country. […]

The Afterlives of Trauma: Art and Memory


In this lecture opening the Center’s virtual art exhibition—Experience, Integration, Expression: The Work of Norman Klenicki—Dr. Levitt will discuss art as affording an opportunity to consider the lingering effects of trauma and loss, illness, and carrying on. She states, “Art helps us feel. It is affective and touches us impressionistically. It helps open us up […]