Calendar

September – October 2014

Sep
21
Sun
Bless This House: Fused Glass Mezuzahs, Charms and More @ Mizel Museum
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Part of the Museum’s New Potchke and Pastries Series

Join glass artist Michael Thornton in exploring the colorful, fun medium of fused glass! Learn about and create your own mezuzah, a decorative case to adorn and sanctify your doorway. Suncatchers also available. $60, beautiful materials and pastries included. Co-sponsored with Intro to Judaism.

 

Sep
28
Sun
Babi Yar Memorial @ Babi Yar Park
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Mizel Museum and Jewish Family Service are proud to present the annual Babi Yar Memorial, held at Babi Yar Park in southeast Denver on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 11:00 am. This year’s program will focus on Yiddish literature and culture in Eastern Europe, led by keynote speaker David Shneer, Director of Jewish Studies at CU Boulder. The program will include a short Klezmer concert performed by the talented Joseph Lukasik of the Boulder Klezmer Consort. According to Dr. Shneer, “After the Holocaust, Yiddish took on a memorial quality. Whether in Yizkor books, novels or poetry, Yiddish literature after the Holocaust echoed with the lives of those lost.”

The Babi Yar Memorial is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Deanne Kapnik at 303-749-5019 or dkapnik@mizelmuseum.org.

Oct
5
Sun
One Nosh Sunday: Museum Open @ Mizel Museum
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the Museum and enjoy a snack on the first Sunday of each month! Bring the family or some friends and tour our core exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks, to learn about Jewish history and culture through art, artifacts and multimedia – including video vignettes from our Community Narratives Project, which features first-person accounts by local community members.

*Occasionally, the Museum hosts programs or rentals that may limit visitors’ viewing experiences. Please call before visiting: 303-394-9993. Thank you!

Oct
6
Mon
Miryam Brand Holocaust Education Film Project
Oct 6 – Oct 9 all-day
Oct
14
Tue
DU Enrichment Course: The American Dream: Why It Still Makes Sense to Bet on America @ University of Denver
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In partnership with the Mizel Museum, the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program will offer this two-session course, titled, “The American Dream: Why It Still Makes Sense to Bet on America.” The course fee and schedule include a ticket to the Mizel Museum’s lecture by Thomas Friedman, held at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

First Session: Tuesday, Oct. 14 (7 -9 pm)
Second Session: Thomas Friedman: The Power of Place, Sunday, Oct. 26 (7 pm)

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Course Description: The belief that we all have a fair chance to go as high and as far as talent will take us has been central to the American psyche for two centuries. Can we still say the same today? Amid political gridlock and growing inequality of wealth, polls show that most Americans expect a dimmer tomorrow: We fear the American Dream will not come true for our children. In preparation for the Mizel Museum lecture, Thomas Friedman: The Power of Place, author and journalist T.R. Reid reflects on our home country, and how we view it differently than those who came before us. Reid argues that the American Dream is still a reality, and will be so for generations to come. Learn why one of the nation’s most respected reporters believes it still makes sense to bet on America.

About the Instructor: T.R. Reid served as The Washington Post’s bureau chief in Tokyo and London, reporting from four dozen countries on five continents. Also known for his documentary films and commentary for NPR, he’s currently working on his 10th book in English (he’s written three in Japanese, too). T.R. Reid

Oct
16
Thu
DU Enrichment Course: Calculating Consequences: The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Globalization @ University of Denver
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In partnership with the Mizel Museum, the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program will offer this two-session course, titled, “Calculating Consequences: The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Globalization.” The course fee and schedule include a ticket to the Mizel Museum’s lecture by Thomas Friedman, held at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Five Sessions: Thursdays, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 (6:30 -8:30 pm)
Thomas Friedman: The Power of Place, Sunday, Oct. 26 (7 pm)

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Course Description: Markets are commonly believed to promote efficiency in two ways: through competition and the division of labor. “But markets do not necessarily ensure that the benefits of increased efficiency are shared by all.” (IMF 2008) Globalization has brought about a drastic reorganization of the global economic, political and socio-ecological landscape, and “the commons” are experiencing significant alterations and rapid decline as a result. Without a doubt, globalization dramatically affects the resilience, well-being and sustainability of our planet, its ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as human societies and diverse social groups. Join Professor Andreas Rechkemmer, American Humane Endowed Chair at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, to explore the interplay of globalization with things such as climate change, species extinction and the loss of natural resources, as well as social injustice, violent conflicts and the growing disparity between privileged and oppressed nations, groups and populations. Several case studies will be examined. Class three meets at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman whose writings (e.g. Hot, Flat, and Crowded; That Used To Be Us) deal with the pros and cons of globalization, global social and environmental change, and the meaning of place and identity. Return to class to focus on solutions and What We Can Do to further global and local sustainability, prosperity and justice.

About the Instructor: Andreas Rechkemmer, University of Denver American Humane Endowed Chair and professor at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, has held senior positions with the United Nations, including as executive director of the International Human Dimensions Programme. He’s also advised government agencies and published extensively on global social and ecological sustainability and justice.

Oct
23
Thu
Opening Reception: “Place Matters” Art Exhibit @ Buell Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Place Matters: An exhibition that explores real and imagined places and their role in our human experiences
Co-curated and produced by Mizel Museum and Denver Arts & Venues

Exhibit is open from October 23-December 31, 2014
Opening reception: October 23, 5:30-7:30 PM
Artist talk: November 17th, 5:30-7:30 PM

Participating Artists:
Monica Aiello
Adam Bateman
Melissa Furness
Paul Michel
Michal Ronnen Safdie

Thanks to Participating Galleries:
Space Gallery, Gildar Gallery, Plus Gallery, Svper Ordinary Gallery, Andrea Meislin Gallery

 

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DU Enrichment Course: Calculating Consequences: The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Globalization @ University of Denver
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In partnership with the Mizel Museum, the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program will offer this two-session course, titled, “Calculating Consequences: The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Globalization.” The course fee and schedule include a ticket to the Mizel Museum’s lecture by Thomas Friedman, held at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Five Sessions: Thursdays, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 (6:30 -8:30 pm)
Thomas Friedman: The Power of Place, Sunday, Oct. 26 (7 pm)

REGISTER NOW

Course Description: Markets are commonly believed to promote efficiency in two ways: through competition and the division of labor. “But markets do not necessarily ensure that the benefits of increased efficiency are shared by all.” (IMF 2008) Globalization has brought about a drastic reorganization of the global economic, political and socio-ecological landscape, and “the commons” are experiencing significant alterations and rapid decline as a result. Without a doubt, globalization dramatically affects the resilience, well-being and sustainability of our planet, its ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as human societies and diverse social groups. Join Professor Andreas Rechkemmer, American Humane Endowed Chair at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, to explore the interplay of globalization with things such as climate change, species extinction and the loss of natural resources, as well as social injustice, violent conflicts and the growing disparity between privileged and oppressed nations, groups and populations. Several case studies will be examined. Class three meets at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman whose writings (e.g. Hot, Flat, and Crowded; That Used To Be Us) deal with the pros and cons of globalization, global social and environmental change, and the meaning of place and identity. Return to class to focus on solutions and What We Can Do to further global and local sustainability, prosperity and justice.

About the Instructor: Andreas Rechkemmer, University of Denver American Humane Endowed Chair and professor at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, has held senior positions with the United Nations, including as executive director of the International Human Dimensions Programme. He’s also advised government agencies and published extensively on global social and ecological sustainability and justice.

Oct
26
Sun
Thomas Friedman LIVE in Denver! @ Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Mizel Museum is excited to present Thomas Friedman, New York Times Columnist and Pulitzer Prize Winning Author.

Crisis and Clarity: U.S., Middle East and Beyond
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts
Denver, CO

Thomas Friedman, a foremost expert on global affairs and economics, will present on a variety of relevant issues that affect us all – from the power of place on our lives and identities, to the upheaval around the U.S. and if/how the United States should be involved, to climate change and everything in between. Moderated by Dan Senor, regular contributor to Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.

This event is one of several under the Museum’s new theme of The Power of Place.

WHY “THE POWER OF PLACE?”
Following a number of natural and human-caused disasters around the world and throughout the state of Colorado– the Aurora shooting, wildfires and flooding along the Denver Front Range, the ground is ripe for inspired programming around the importance and power of place. Places connect us to the past, host community and cultural traditions, and contribute to the unique character of local environments. As a cultural museum illuminating the contemporary Jewish experience, the Mizel Museum seeks to examine these themes in relation to universally relevant Jewish values, encouraging individuals and groups to participate in exploring and connecting to place and each other.

WHY THOMAS FRIEDMAN?
Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and New York Times columnist—the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of six bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat. Friedman has written extensively on foreign affairs, including global trade, the Middle East, globalization, and environmental issues. His body of work has often focused on how place factors into our identities, lives and connections. We are thrilled to bring Thomas Friedman to Denver.

Partnership Opportunities

Sponsor the Program or Register for the Pre-Event Dinner

Oct
30
Thu
DU Enrichment Course: Calculating Consequences: The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Globalization @ University of Denver
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In partnership with the Mizel Museum, the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program will offer this two-session course, titled, “Calculating Consequences: The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Globalization.” The course fee and schedule include a ticket to the Mizel Museum’s lecture by Thomas Friedman, held at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Five Sessions: Thursdays, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 (6:30 -8:30 pm)
Thomas Friedman: The Power of Place, Sunday, Oct. 26 (7 pm)

REGISTER NOW

Course Description: Markets are commonly believed to promote efficiency in two ways: through competition and the division of labor. “But markets do not necessarily ensure that the benefits of increased efficiency are shared by all.” (IMF 2008) Globalization has brought about a drastic reorganization of the global economic, political and socio-ecological landscape, and “the commons” are experiencing significant alterations and rapid decline as a result. Without a doubt, globalization dramatically affects the resilience, well-being and sustainability of our planet, its ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as human societies and diverse social groups. Join Professor Andreas Rechkemmer, American Humane Endowed Chair at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, to explore the interplay of globalization with things such as climate change, species extinction and the loss of natural resources, as well as social injustice, violent conflicts and the growing disparity between privileged and oppressed nations, groups and populations. Several case studies will be examined. Class three meets at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman whose writings (e.g. Hot, Flat, and Crowded; That Used To Be Us) deal with the pros and cons of globalization, global social and environmental change, and the meaning of place and identity. Return to class to focus on solutions and What We Can Do to further global and local sustainability, prosperity and justice.

About the Instructor: Andreas Rechkemmer, University of Denver American Humane Endowed Chair and professor at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, has held senior positions with the United Nations, including as executive director of the International Human Dimensions Programme. He’s also advised government agencies and published extensively on global social and ecological sustainability and justice.