The Power of Place

The Mizel Museum is excited to present programming around The Power of Place, a universal theme for people of all backgrounds that has particular significance within Jewish culture.

As a Jewish cultural institution, the role of the Mizel Museum is to illuminate the multiple perspectives that make up the Jewish experience. In the wake of natural and human-caused disasters like the recent wildfires, flooding and Aurora shooting, the ground is ripe for exploration of the power and importance of place to our individual and collective identities and worldviews.


Thomas Friedman: October 26 at the DCPA – SOLD OUT!
For as little as $60, see Thomas Friedman in person as he discusses The Power of Place in a global context, addressing globalization, environmental issues and more!

Art Exhibit at the Buell Theater in Downtown Denver
Opening Reception October 23! Click for details.

“Charmed” Display at the Museum
Donated by members of the community, various “charms” are now displayed in the museum. Visit us to see them, as well as view 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks.

Exhibit Tour: The Power of Place: Finding Home
Tour the core exhibit through a new lens: The Power of Place. Themes include migration, cultural traditions at home and beyond, and much more.

Enrichment Courses at the University of Denver
Take a course to prepare for Thomas Friedman’s talk on The Power of Place. Note: Friends and supporters of the Mizel Museum may receive a 10% discount on the Globalization course. When registering, enter the discount code MMF2014 (or, if you have already purchased your ticket to the Thomas Friedman presentation, use the discount code MMTKF14).

Essay Contest for Students
High school and college students are invited to tell us how “place” has influenced their work and perspectives. Ten winners will receive tickets to see Thomas Friedman, a signed copy of one of his books and a photo with him!

Submit a Place of Significance to You!
Send us a paragraph or two about a place of significance in your life, and it may be featured on the Mizel Museum blog!

Check out our blog to learn more about The Power of Place and find out about some of the Museum staff’s favorite places.