Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 10:15 am - 2:45 pmLocation:
Depart from and Return to the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
Contact: Shelly Rosenstein
Internationally acclaimed Phillip Ratner works in sculpture, painting, etched glass, tapestry, drawing, and the graphic arts. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the United States Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the White House, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In 1984, Ratner took his life's inspiration and dream, the Bible, and made it the focus of his impassioned work by founding the Israel Bible Museum in Safed, Israel. At the National Museum of American Jewish History, his series of ten miniature sculptures bring to life the immigrants who passed through Ellis Island. Larger sculptures are on display at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.
After a short talk about the artist and the museum, we will go on a self-guided tour, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant – TBD.
Fee: $20/ $14 J member (includes bus transportation and small donation to the museum). Lunch is “on your own,” optional, order from menu.
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “2/14” on memo line.