Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s current exhibit, “Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse,” examines how female artists utililize textiles in unexpected ways, subverting societal norms in the process. 

The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 31, explores sociopolitical themes including voters’ and reproductive rights, feminism, race, and history, and features artists from the 2020 Contemporary Art Music Project show. “Women Pulling at the Threads” is in partnership with Fiber Arts Miami Association.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee will host two free admission days Nov. 6 and Dec. 3. 

Museum programs, which are open to the public, include talks on sociopolitical subjects, a Jewish deli exhibit, and a tapestry workshop. For a complete list of events, visit jewishmuseummilwaukee.org.

Present Music

Present Music’s first program of the 2023/2024 season is a viewing of “The City Without Jews (Die Stadt ohne Juden)” a 1924 Austrian silent film by Hans Karl Breslauer.

The film will be shown 7:30pm, Oct. 29 at the Milwaukee Art Museum with a pre-concert talk in Lubar Auditorium at 6pm. Its new score by Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth, will be performed live by the Present Music ensemble, conducted by Yaniv Dinur. 

The concert will also showcase an interpretation of the Woody Guthrie/

Lisa Gutkin song “Gonna Get Through This World,” arranged by Israeli composer Aviya Kopelman and sung by award-winning vocalist Donna Woodall.

Based on Hugo Bettauer’s controversial, bestselling novel and long believed to be lost, “The City Without Jews” was rediscovered at a Parisian flea market in 2015. 

The performance will take place in conjunction with MAM exhibit “Art, Life, Legacy: Northern European Paintings from the Collection of Isabel and Alfred Bader.” 

Purchase tickets at presentmusic.org/events.