Emma Lazarus Exhibit

September 5, 2011 at 10:29 pm Leave a comment

Albert S. Cook Library will host the traveling exhibit, Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience from September 6 through October 14, 2011.

This exhibit examines the life, intellectual development, work, and lasting influence of poet Emma Lazarus who wrote the iconic words “Give me your tired, your poor,/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” that are engraved on a plaque located at the Statue of Liberty.

In conjunction with the Emma Lazarus exhibit, the library’s collection of 29 bronze miniature sculptures by Louis Rosenthal, a Jewish artist and immigrant who trained in Baltimore in the early twentieth century, will be put on display

The library is also hosting a number of cultural events, including lectures and concerts, in conjunction with the exhibit.  For more information on these events, visit http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/lazarus/.

Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience was developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.

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