Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (March 28, 2004 - January 9, 2005)
This exhibition honors the lives of thirty Jewish women in Baltimore who were born before 1930. Sponsored by the Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) Oral History project based in Boston, Jill Vexler selected contemporary Jewish women artists working in narrative forms and commissioned them on behalf of JWA to create works of art inspired by these women's lives.
The exhibition also presents photographic portraits of the 30 women, quotations from their oral histories and an audio-visual in their words. The works of interpretive art elaborate on themes that infuse the women's lives and form a structure for the exhibition. These themes are: resilience, industry, achievement, creativity, community, continuity, activism, innovation, sustenance, heritage, and connection.