Meditations on Equilibrium:
Works in Glass and Paper
By Alex Hirsch
October 9, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Exhibition Media Release
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THE OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM PRESENTS WORKS IN GLASS AND PAPER FROM ARTIST ALEX HIRSCH
Artist’s work creates a dialogue between internal life and the natural world
The Oregon Jewish Museum (OJM) presents Meditations on Equilibrium: Works in Glass and Paper, an exhibition of work by Alex Hirsch, in its Menashe Gallery from October 9, 2013 – January 5, 2014. OJM will host an opening reception on Wednesday, October 9, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
Exhibition gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
Museum admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and free for OJM Members and children under 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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The following events accompany Hirsch’s exhibition:
Meditations on the Jewish Buddhist: Culture, Religion and Practice
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
General Public: $10; OJM Members: $8
OJM presents a panel discussion with scholar Martwin Zwick (Portland State University) and Steve Wasserstrom (Reed College), exploring the rich legacy found at the intersection of Judaism and Buddhism. The event will also include a screening of the documentary “Jews and Buddhism: Belief Amended, Faith Revealed” directed by Bill Chayes.
Alex Hirsch Artist Talk
Sunday, October 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Free with museum admission.
The artist will discuss her work, and refreshments will be served.
The Oregon Jewish Museum, the Pacific Northwest’s only Jewish museum, examines and preserves the rich cultural heritage of one of Oregon’s earliest immigrant groups. Through creating and hosting a variety of community-based and traveling exhibitions, maintaining a library and archive, presenting films and other cultural programming, and engaging in educational outreach, we seek to stimulate dialogue about identity, culture, and assimilation. We provide opportunities for Jews and non-Jews alike to understand the Jewish experience as a paradigm both for cultural survival and inter-cultural understanding.