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Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm: Myth and Menagerie Closing Reception and Lesley Dill lecture at 6 pm

Lesley Dill headshot cropLesley Dill’s Myth and Menagerie exhibition runs through August 1 in the Gershman Gallery, and you’re invited to the closing reception on August 1, including a lecture by the artist. Dill works in sculpture, photography, printmaking, and performance, using a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body, and transformational experiences. More…


August 2 @ 7:00 pm: Israeli Dancing with Rak-Dan

RAK-DAN _2By popular demand, we’ve added more Israeli dancing evenings on Tuesdays this summer! Fun for all ages and levels of experience, with internationally renowned dancing maestro Don Schillinger (Rak-Dan) leading each session. From classic to contemporary rhythms, you’ll have a fantastic time with great company! More…


Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm: The Borscht Belt comes to the Gershman Y in Photos, Memorabilia, and a Joke-Telling Competition!

Borsct Belt image 1For much of the 20th century, the Borscht Belt was a thriving vacation destination, especially for American Jews. By the time photographer Marisa Scheinfeld was growing up there in the 1980s and ‘90s, however, economic and other factors had sent the region into rapid decline. The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland features resort and hotel memorabilia as well as selected images from Scheinfeld’s “re-photographic” series, which pairs promotional shots from the region’s glory days with new photos of the same settings as they look now.

Given the Borscht Belt’s renown as the training ground for comedy legends such as Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Jerry Lewis, Billy Crystal, Robert Klein, and Rodney Dangerfield, we invite you to make us laugh with your best joke! This competition is open to the first 20 people who e-mail us to confirm their participation. There will be fantastic prizes for the top three joke tellers, as voted by the audience! More…


In the Open Lens Gallery: Melancholigraphs by Geoffrey Ansel Agrons

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Geoffrey Ansel Agrons work is indebted to the intimate pictorialism of Alfred Stieglitz and the monumental images favored by Ansel Adams, while bridging technology of the 19th century and the present day. As Agrons notes, “I am intrigued by transition and impermanence, and favor material that leaves an inchoate emotional residue – that haunting suspicion that we may have forgotten something important in our inattention to the sensual realm.” More…