An Art Installation by Lori Shocket

Baltimore, MD - May 17, 2016 - The Jewish Museum of Maryland is pleased to present a series of workshops for Holocaust survivors and their families taking place in June 2016 that will result in an art installation at the Museum in Spring 2017. Led by California artist, Lori Shocket, workshops are designed to honor and commemorate the voices and stories of Maryland’s community of Holocaust survivors. This project is part of a larger initiative, Remembering Auschwitz: History, Holocaust, Humanity, taking place at the JMM March 5-May 29, 2017 that features two exhibitions, A Town Known As Auschwitz (from the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NY) and Architecture of Murder: The Auschwitz Birkenau Blueprints (from Yad Vashem) as well as series of public and educational programs. 

Nine workshops are scheduled between June 19 and June 28 and will take place both at the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Weinberg Park Heights JCC. Workshops are open to all Maryland survivors and their families (2nd and 3rd generation survivors are welcome to create collages in memories of parents and grandparents.) During the workshops, participants are asked to bring family photographs and documents as well as stories that are incorporated into a collage. Individual collages are then assembled into an art installation that will be displayed in the Museum from March 5-May 29, 2017.

Workshop registration is required as space is limited. For more information and to register, please contact Deborah Cardin, Deputy Director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 410-732-6400 x236 /

More information about this project as well as examples of installations at other museums can be found at

Jack Lewin collage

Gitel Nagel collage