Mizel Museum January eNewsletter

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About the Mizel Museum

The Mizel Museum's exhibits, events and educational programs inspire visitors of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate diversity and honor the journeys of all people.

Museum Hours

9 am - 4:30 pm
9 am - 8 pm
11 am - 4:30 pm

Exhibit Admission

Adults $7
College Students/Seniors $4
Youth ages 6-18 $3
Children under 5 Free


400 S. Kearney St.Denver CO 80224
(303) 394-9993

One block south of Alameda Avenue and four blocks west of Monaco Parkway.View our location on a map.

Summer Camp!

Summer 2012 Creative Journeys is shaping up to be the best summer ever, with new camps, new locations and new artists-in-residence. CLICK HERE for the 2012 camp schedule.

Membership Has Benefits!

Become a member today and receive free admission all year, discounts on programs and free events. CLICK HERE for details.

Group Tours!

Group tours of 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks can be tailored to enhance your group's interests or your class curriculum.

NEW! Group Tour Enhancement Programs! CLICK HERE for details.

Rent the Museum

The Mizel Museum is a special place to hold meetings and celebrations. Set in the midst of our exhibit, your function will be inspired by art, artifacts and symbols of Jewish history and culture.

For information email Tia or call (303) 749-5018.

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The new year is off to an inspiring start and more inspiration lies ahead! Learn about Shabbat customs around the world, meet child survivors of the Holocaust and hear their stories, get creative with photography and check out the line-up of summer camp programs with the museum's stellar artists-in-residence.

The Art of Shabbatshabbat candles

Friday, February 10, 5pm

Join us for an evening of delicious vegetarian fare in the museum's extraordinary gallery setting, and intriguing conversation about Shabbat customs around the world with Rabbi Séverine Sokol, whose family hails from France and North Africa. No previous Shabbat experience needed! CLICK here for reservations.

Salon Night: To Bear Witness Part I

Thursday, February 16, 5:30pmGerard Rosenthal

Tonight we'll preview the Generations: Survivor Stories collection, to be launched as part of the permanent exhibit in 2012. Generations digital stories are short documentaries about community members who survived the Shoah, along with their children and/or grandchildren. Stories will be screened, followed by an open discussion with storytellers Renee Krakowski, Don Krakowski, Gerard Rosenthal, Alla Shcherbina, and Joan Wallis. Register for To Bear Witness Parts I and II HERE.

Creative Sundays

Boxes of Life: Keepsakes as Art

Sunday, Feb. 26, 10am-3pm

Create your own one-of-a-kind Box of Life with found objects, collage and photography. Fine art photographer and mixed-media artist Dona Laurita is the creator of Cassa da Vita (Box of Life), a project that crafts life stories in books, audio and film recordings, photographs and paintings. CLICK to register.

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Celebrating 30 Years with Free Days!

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 9am-4:30pm

Visit 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks for free on the 30th of each month in celebration of Mizel Museum's 30th anniversary. Check our online calendar for free days each month in 2012.

Creative Journeys

Summer Camp 2012 Camp is right around the corner! CLICK HERE to read about our stellar line-up of week-long camp sessions with Mizel Museum's artists-in-residence. And don't miss our Family Open House on March 18 from 1 to 3pm, when you'll have the opportunity to meet camp staff, view the inspiring camp setting and get a free camp t-shirt!

Coming in March

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Salon Night

Radical Jewish Culture: The Birth, Life and Death of Soviet Jewish Theater and Cinema

Thursday, March 1, 5:30pm

During this Salon Night with David Shneer we’ll learn about the radical Jewish culture that flourished in the Soviet 1920s as culture makers like Marc Chagall, El Lissitsky and Perets Markish envisioned a whole new Jewish world. REGISTER TODAY!

Creative Sundays Workshop:
Present Day Amulets

Sunday, March 12, 10am-3pm

We’ll study images and phrases in the ancient tradition of Jewish blessing amulets from North Africa and the Near East, and create our own using watercolor, collage and embossed tin. Santa Fe artist Lia Rosen is known for her custom Clay Kodesh (Sacred Vessels) that integrate ancient and contemporary Jewish ceremony with Southwestern aesthetics. CLICK to register.

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A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1935

Sunday, March 12, 10am-3pm

Don't miss this traveling exhibition at the CU Health Sciences Library that tells the story of Jewish composers who made indelible contributions to the American popular music repertoire. Opening reception Monday March 12; Colorado Hebrew Chorale Concert March 19. CLICK for more information.

Glenn Jones

Mizel Museum is Proud to Support

Taking a Stand Against Genocide

Sunday, February 12, 8am-4pm

Take YOUR stand at this powerful event to end complacency toward genocide. This statewide conference will educate students about past genocides and empower them with tools to stop genocide that is raging today in the Sudan. For more information email Roz Duman or call (303) 856-7334. CLICK HERE to visit the Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action's website.

Holocaust/Genocide Program Planning Meeting

Friday, February 17, 9am at the Mizel Museum

The Denver area is fortunate to have many great institutions teaching the important topics of the Holocaust and genocide. The Mizel Museum, the Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action and the Yizkor Project want to connect and collaborate with the hope of maximizing the effectiveness and reach of all organizations. Holocaust/genocide organizations are invited to attend, connect and collaborate. For information email Ellen Premack or call (303) 749-5011.

Peter Pan

Colorado Ballet's Peter Pan

February 24-March 4

It's nonstop to Neverland with a special price for families! From the artistic duo behind Dracula, choreographer Michael Pink and composer Philip Feeney, Peter Pan takes over the stage at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House beginning Feb. 24. Family 4-Pack: A Seating $262 or B Seating $176. Get tickets HERE.

Ongoing Programs

Painting with Boris Shoshensky

Well-known master painter and professor Boris Shoshensky teaches concepts and techniques for all levels. Day classes held on Tuesdays; late afternoon classes on Wednesdays. To register email Tia or call (303) 749-5018.

Restorative Hatha Yoga

Enjoy a gentle, strengthening, restorative yoga class in the peaceful and inspiring setting of the Mizel Museum's exhibit. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:45pm. Price per class is $18; pay at the door.

Jewish Meditation with Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav

Sunday, February 12, 4:30-6pm

Meditation is the practice of making ordinary moments sacred, or finding the sacred in the ordinary. Join Rabbi Steve to develop the skills of Jewish mindfulness including meditation instruction, chanting, walking, Torah and text study. All levels and backgrounds welcome. Drop-in class; donations on site.

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