Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Ben Shahn

Ben Shahn: A Talk and Film
Led by Professor Maurice Mahler

WHERE: The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road. It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn.
TICKETS: $10 members, $12 nonmembers

One of Monmouth County’s most famous native sons, Ben Shahn was born in September 1898, to an Orthodox Jewish family in Lithuania. Shahn is best known for works of Social Realism. He believed in the role of art to help serve the human condition, point out injustice, and draw alliances rather than create dissension. His arrival to Roosevelt, NJ, and whose iconic fresco mural can still be seen in the Roosevelt Public School, drew other artists to the town and established it as an art colony.

Shahn died in New York City in 1969.

Professor Mahler teaches at Rutgers University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI-RU). He is a retired advertising executive and instructor at the School for Visual Arts in New York City.

For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit www.jhmomc.org. The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is handicapped accessible.