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The Center for Jewish History Presents MAN RAY: THE ARTIST AND HIS SHADOWS

The Center for Jewish History will livestream an interview with journalist and critic Arthur Lubow.

The Center for Jewish History Presents MAN RAY: THE ARTIST AND HIS SHADOWS

Man Ray (1890-1976), a founding father of the Dada Movement and key player in French Surrealism, is one of the central artists of the 20th century. He is also one of the most elusive.

How did Philadelphia-born Emmanuel Radnitzky, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants who grew up in Brooklyn, become one of the most radically original maverick artists of his time?

The Center for Jewish History will livestream an interview with journalist and critic Arthur Lubow on Thursday, September 23rd at 6pm. Lubow's new biography in the Jewish Lives series at Yale University Press, Man Ray: The Artist and His Shadows, examines Man Ray's Jewish roots as one filter that provides greater context into his artwork and life.

According to Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager for Public Services at the Center for Jewish History, "Arthur Lubow takes on the difficult task of shedding light on a figure who intentionally obscured the details of his own life and never felt at home in his family and social milieu, revealing how Emmanuel Radnitzky became Man Ray."

This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The Center for Jewish History illuminates Jewish history through archival preservation, public engagement, and digital access to the largest archive for the Jewish experience in the world outside Israel. The collections of the Center's five in-house partner organizations - the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research - comprise over five miles of archival documents in dozens of languages and alphabet systems, over 500,000 volumes of books, 6 million digital items, and thousands of artworks, ritual objects, textiles, and recordings, all spanning 5,000 years. The Center opens these collections to the public and activates the stories they hold.a?? www.cjh.org

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