Derfner Museum

Recording Life To Hold Onto Time

Fifty years worth of journal entries, courtesy of a local artist/diarist.

05/25/2015 - 20:00
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Over the course of more than 50 years, five careers and more than 30 jobs, Doug Brin has been keeping his own watch on the world. Almost every day, he writes and illuminates his observations, covering current events that touch him and uncovering aspects of his inner life. With tiny lettering and swirls of color, his work has a wild meticulousness, filling many books.

Current events like the 9/11 attacks figure in Brin’s journal entries.  Courtesy of Derfner Museum

Psalmic Muse

Keeping in mind the Chasidic custom of reciting Psalms during the days leading to Yom Kippur, now would be a perfect time to head up to the scenic Derfner Judaica Museum for Archie Rand’s visual renditions of Psalm 68. 

Archie Rand, Psalm 68:30. Courtesy of the Derfner Judaica Museum

Observing Israel In Black-And-White

In the Golan Heights in 1974, an Arab girl stares at the camera from behind a “stop” sign; an Israeli soldier buys a fruit juice from a stand right behind her. 

Jerusalem, 1974, gelatin silver print, 7 ¾ x 9 ¾ inches. Burt Allen Solomon
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