Thanks to a grant from the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation, PSU’s Judaic Studies program has launched a three year cycle of artists in residence appointments. The appointees teach our students as well as perform publicly, serving as catalysts for learning and creativity on our campus and beyond. Our inaugural appointee was Alicia Jo Rabins, whose work we proudly showcase here. This digital archive in the library can allow the work of these artists in residency to enrich the broader curriculum at Portland State University, as well as be shared well beyond its borders.
The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies examines all aspects of the history, religion culture and social and political formations of the Jewish people. In so doing, our work illuminates vital strands in the tapestry of world culture. The program enjoys a dynamic relation to arts and culture organizations, like the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, the Jewish Theater Collaborative, and PSU’s own College of the Arts. Since the program’s inception, the arts have provided a lively venue for in creative expression and reinterpretation of the Jewish Experience and its myriad intersections with histories, local and global.
Submissions from 2016
Artist in Residence: Highlight Reel, Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
Artist in Residence Summary of Events, Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
Arts and Jewish Experience: Exploring Diverse American Identities through Art Syllabus, Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
Edges of Identity: Jews, Punks, Poetry, Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies