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MSJ Presents: Daniel Libeskind

Courtesy of the Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will explore the work and legacy of internally-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind on Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. ET. In this virtual program, architecture critic Paul Goldberger will join Libeskind to discuss how his background and experience as the son of Polish Holocaust survivors inform his work.

Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings. In 1989, he won an international competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin; he devoted more than a decade to completing the project. He has since built several influential museums, including the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen. His master plan to rebuild the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan won an international competition.

He was born in 1946 in Łódź, Poland. His parents were Holocaust survivors. When he was a teenager, his family emigrated to the United States and settled in the Bronx. Libeskind received the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and pursued a career in music before leaving the field to pursue architecture. His work is informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, literature and poetry, as well as his identity.

Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, will join Libeskind to talk about his life, legacy and Polish-Jewish heritage.

The event will stream live on Zoom and is free with a suggested $10 donation. To view the event, register here.

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