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Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA

Exhibition Detail
Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk
Curated by: Rabbi Irvin Ungar
574 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90024

February 9th, 2012 - February 9th, 2012
February 9th, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
west hollywood/b.h.
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
symposium, Political, Jewish, illustrations, exhibition painting, modern
Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Hillel at UCLA

4PM • Welcoming Remarks
... Todd Presner
Professor of Germanic Languages and Director,
UCLA Center for Jewish Studies

Rabbi Irvin Ungar
Curator, The Arthur Szyk Society

David Myers
Chair and Professor of History, UCLA

Joanna Podolska
Director, Marek Edelman Center for Dialogue, Lodz, Poland

Todd Presner (UCLA)

5:30PM • Exhibition and Reception

Szyk’s original illustrations for The Statute of Kalisz,
a 13th century royal charter of privileges accorded to Polish Jews,
will be displayed at the Feb. 9th symposium only.

Arthur Szyk was a Polish born illustrator who redirected his artistry
during World War II into political drawings that unmasked the face of the Axis enemies. A model of the engaged artist—defending the rights of Jews against
Nazi aggression and American apathy—Szyk became America’s leading political caricaturist of the 1940s and his work appeared in TIME,
Esquire and Collier’s magazines, among many others.

The exhibit features many of the pieces that made him famous, and will incorporate themes of World War II, America, and Jewish Response.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the "1939" Club.

The symposium is free and open to the public but SPACE IS LIMITED.
Pre-registration is required. To RSVP to this event, please call (310)267-5327
or email

Hillel at UCLA is located at 574 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Parking is available across the street in Parking Structure 2 at UCLA for $11
(purchase parking pass at kiosk at Westholme and Hilgard).
Hillel at UCLA phone: (310)208-3081

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