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Women, Music and Art Focus of Greenberg Center series

Women, Music and Art Focus of Exhibition, Lectures, Concert and Workshop

February 12 – September 1
The exhibition “Veiled Women: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Women in Israel,” will kick-off the spring semester’s focus on the Middle East at the University of Hartford’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. The new exhibition, opening Feb. 12 at the Museum of Jewish Civilization at the University of Hartford campus, will have a series of supporting lectures, a workshop and evenings devoted to Middle Eastern music and art for people to explore how cultures and religions intersect in the Middle East and in Hartford.  Four different events have been scheduled for Spring 2012 (mostly free and open to the public, but with limited seating for most events so call to guarantee a seat).  All events take place on the Bloomfield Ave. campus of the University of Hartford.  To reserve a seat call (860) 768-4964.

Sunday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m.  
1877 Club
The Annual Minnie Goldenberg Photography Exhibition in the Museum of Jewish Civilization at Mortensen Library on the University of Hartford Campus will feature a talk by Lena Stein on her work and a lecture by Dr. Richard Freund, director of the Greenberg Center on “The History of Veiled Women in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.” Seating is limited. Sponsored in part by the Minnie Goldenberg Fund at the Greenberg Center and the Maximillian and Marion O. Hoffman Fund.
By registration only: Sneak preview of the exhibition from 2-3 p.m. following Dr. Freund’s lecture. Docent led tours are available for the exhibition. Museum hours are: MWF  2-4 p.m. or by appointment for groups.

Monday, Feb. 13., 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1877 Club
The Middle East Teachers Workshop and the Holocaust Teachers Workshop, a jointly sponsored event by Central Connecticut State University, the Hartford Seminary and the Greenberg Center for middle and high school teachers. Registration is required and there is a fee of $40 for the workshop (which is CEU bearing) for the day long workshop.  A public opening of the Veiled Women Exhibition will follow at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 13, 6:15 p.m.
KF Room in Mortensen Library
A lecture by art historian Dr. Michelle Craig of Eastern Connecticut State University on “Jewish and Muslim Trends in Moroccan Art and
Architecture.”

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.     
Wilde Auditorium
“Drumming and Singing” — professional Muslim performers will present a program with introductions on Islamic music by Professor Hazza Abu Rabia. Sponsored by the Muslim Student Organization, Hillel, Newman Club, the Greenberg Center and the Hoffman Fund.

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