- Monday | February 1, 2021
- 10:30 am
Monday, February 1st 10:30 a.m.
JEWISH PHILOSOPHICAL IDEALS THAT SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD w/ BAILA MILLER
Yuri Slezkine, Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, states that “The Modern Age is the Jewish Age.” He makes the point that Jewish people adapted better than many other groups to living in the modern world because of their unique nomadic history, their focus on education, and their thirst for intellectual stimulation.” No doubt, this is an excellent premise with which to begin a presentation. However, I will argue additional points that include Jewish Art Patrons who embraced Cubism and Abstract Art which had a profound effect on the 20th century. These art forms free the mind from the present moment to a world of imagination. Modern art permeated literature, photography, sculpture, & architecture. It is an open way of thinking– a break with the old world into a new reality with endless possibilities. It represented an opportunity to dream of things that didn’t exist that were made real, tangible– like radio, television, internet, travel to the moon…
Baila Miller completed Bachelor’s, Master’s degree, and post graduate work at The University of Memphis. Through her company, Miller Music and Fine Arts Programs, she has been presenting college level courses that explore the role of literature, paintings, architecture, sculpture, cinema, photography, as well as orchestral and operatic influences in the development of European, Jewish, and modern American culture. Ms. Miller has taught or is currently teaching at The University of Memphis, Road Scholar International, ACE Adult & Community Enrichment, Longboat Key Education Center, The Venice Art Center, Historic Spanish Point, and The Ringling College of Art & Design.
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