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Ben and Louise Klatch Jewish Arts Series

The Jewish Studies Program at Purdue sponsors the Ben and Louise Klatch Jewish Arts Series, which brings to campus notable artists, filmmakers, musicians, writers, and scholars to present their creative work.

Klatch Invitees

2024: Amy Grove (Art History, Ivy Tech Community College), “Creating in Hell: Rightful Ownership of Artwork Produced in Nazi Concentration Camps”

2023: Deborah Geis (English, DePauw University), "Art Spiegelman's MAUS as a Banned Book"

2019:  Nathan Abrams (Film Studies, Bangor University, Wales), "Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual"

2018:  Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto) and Psoy Korolenko, "Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II"

2017: Ranen Omer-Sherman (Jewish Studies and Humanities, University of Louisville), “The Crisis of the Individual and the Community in Kibbutz Narrative”

: Norman Moses Joseph (technical director, Walt Disney Animation Studios), "From Mumbai to Disney Animation:  A Personal Story of An Indian Jew's Journey to America and Animation"

: Ruth Ellen Gruber (writer, photographer), "Holocaust Legacy:  Empty Spaces, Fading First-Hand Memories, New Jewish Realities"

: Daniel Asia (composer, University of Arizona), "Breath in a Ram's Horn:  The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music"

: Samantha Baskind (art history, Cleveland State University), "Beatified But Not Canonized: Jewish American Artists and the Formation of the American Art Canon"

2012: Edith Pearlman, "Binocular Vision:  New and Selected Stories"

2011: Lafayette Klezmorim, "An Evening of Jewish Music"

2010: Tyagan Miller (photographer, Bloomington), "A Place in the World"