The Washington DC Jewish Community Center Presents:
The First Annual Ann Loeb Bronfman Memorial Lecture:
Funny, You Do Look Jewish
A Talk by Robin Cembalest
Executive Editor of ARTnews Magazine
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Living in Washington since 1985, Ann Loeb Bronfman
(z"l) was a champion of the arts and a philanthropist to many causes until
she passed away in April 2011. Her
philanthropy at the Washington DCJCC including the establishment of the Ann
Loeb Bronfman Gallery during the renovation of the Washington DCJCC’s historic home
at 16th and Q Streets. To honor her memory and continue her legacy
of providing culture and arts to the community, the Washington DCJCC has
established an annual lecture focusing
on women working in the visual arts —spanning both the Jewish community and
secular art world.
This year's esteemed guest
lecturer is Robin Cembalest, executive editor of ARTnews Magazine, who will be discussing historical and contemporary Jewish artists
and what makes their art Jewish. She will also be discussing her career as a
Jewish art journalist, covering both Jewish and non-Jewish art. Her lecture
will be followed by a reception.
Robin Cembalest is a native of Long Island and a graduate of Yale. She has written extensively
on art and culture for The Forward
(where she was arts editor), The New York
Times, the Wall Street Journal,
the New York Observer, and many other
publications. A veteran editor and writer on Jewish art and culture, she has
covered subjects ranging from ancient mosaics in Israel to Barbie’s Jewish roots.
Ms. Cembalest blogs at letmypeopleshow.com.
If you would like to learn more
about the Ann Loeb Bronfman Memorial Lecture and how you can support it, please
contact Mark Spira at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dafna Steinberg at