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Exhibits

Over the past twenty years, several hundred thousand visitors to museums in the United States and abroad have been able to experience firsthand Esther's extraordinary fabric art. Exhibitions include both the original fabric works and the Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz exhibition, a collection of high-quality photographic images of Esther’s original artworks.

Current Exhibit

American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM), Baltimore, Maryland

Through March 2024

[Original Fabric Artworks]

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In 2019, having premiered Esther's works nearly 20 years ago to record-breaking crowds, AVAM installed a five-year, expansive installation of Esther’s art and story entitled Esther & the Dream of One Loving Human Family. The exhibit includes a partial recreation of Esther’s modest farm home, a thatched-roofed cottage like the one Esther stitched in her first picture, as well works by Judy Tallwig, South African Truth and Reconciliation testimonies, Rwandan genocide survivors, and more.The goal of this exhibit is to juxtapose the power of Esther's work and story with the experience of other victims of cultural genocides, historic, and current, to urgently underscore the great danger of demonizing any human being as an undesirable 'other.’

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Prior Exhibitions of the Original Works

  • Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY | August 16 – December 2, 2018

  • JCC of Metro Detroit – Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI | July 16 – September 19, 2017

  • Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI | February 16 – May 26, 2017

  • Temple Israel, Memphis, TN | March 16 – May 27, 2016

  • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH | April 3 – June 14, 2015

  • The Kaneko, in cooperation with the Institute for Holocaust Education, Omaha, NE| January 15 – March 14, 2015

  • Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Evansville, IN | September 7 – November 30, 2014

  • Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL | September 21 – December 29, 2013

  • American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD | October 6, 2012 – September 1, 2013

  • S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC | November 11, 2011 – January 29, 2012

  • The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD | January 8 - February 21, 2011

  • The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH |March 7 - May 23, 2010

  • Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, San Diego County, CA | June 14 - October 25, 2009

  • The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD | April 2, 2009-April 30, 2009 (Selected Works)

  • Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY | October 14, 2008-January 11, 2009

  • Houston Holocaust Museum, Houston, TX | August 18, 2007 - February 10, 2008

  • Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, West Bloomfield, MI | June 10 -August 9, 2007

  • The Breman Museum, Atlanta, GA | February 26 - May 25, 2007

  • Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA | November 20 - February 11, 2007

  • Guilford College Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC | August 14 - October 29, 2006

  • Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL | February 26 - April 30, 2006

  • Watson Children’s Museum, Alper JCC, Miami, FL | September 18 - January 28, 2006

  • American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD | October 15, 2003 - August 20, 2005 and October 6, 2001- September 1, 2002

Prior Exhibitions of the Images

  • OZ Gallery – Congregation Or Zarua, New York City, NY | January 26 – May 26, 2019

  • Tallahassee City Hall Gallery, Sponsored by the Holocaust Education Resource Council and the Tallahassee Council on Culture & Arts, Tallahassee, FL| January 24 – March 5, 2018

  • Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida, Naples, FL | June 6 – August 6, 2017

  • JCC Louisville, Louisville, KY April 26 – May 23, 2017

  • KaBe Contemporary Gallery, Sponsored by Los Amigos Latinoamericanos de Yad Vashem, Miami, FL | January 26 – February 17, 2017

  • Lewes Public Library, Sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum, Lewes, DE| December 9, 2016 – January 5, 2017

  • Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO | November 3 – 30, 2016

  • Community Gallery – Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM | September 1 – October 20, 2016This exhibit included story cloths created by immigrants and is one component of Art and Remembrance’s Stitching Our Stories project.

  • Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, NJ | April 17 – May 15, 2016

  • Center for Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier University, Gallagher Student Center Gallery, Cincinnati, OH | February 3 – March 1, 2016

  • Weinstein Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA | November 5, 2015 – January 6, 2016

  • Southern Vermont Arts Center, Sponsored by the Israel Congregation of Manchester, Manchester, VT| May 10 – June 6, 2015

  • Alpert Jewish Community Center, Long Beach, CA| March 28 – April 24, 2015

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  • Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada | October 26 – November 23, 2014

  • Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow, Poland | June 12 – October 31, 2014

  • Multiple locations in Poland from 2015 – 2016

  • Osher Marin Jewish Community Center and Kol Shofar Congregation, San Rafel and Tiburon, CA | April 24 – June 1, 2014

  • Barshop Jewish Community Center, San Antonio, TX | March 23 – April 6, 2014

  • B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD | February 7 – 27, 2014

  • Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches, Boynton Beach, FL | January 7 – February 1, 2014