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Jewish Museum Milwaukee reopens with new exhibit Feb. 19

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 13:55:27-05

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is reopening its doors to the public starting Friday, Feb. 19 along with a brand new exhibit to welcome visitors back.

The newest exhibit, To Paint is to Live: The Artwork of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly, explores the life of a Jewish artist who used art and satire as cooping tools and resistance during WWII.

The exhibit will feature 65 original paintings and drawings and runs through May 30.

“The exhibit title To Paint is to Live is a direct depiction of how Leskly faced and survived an unimaginable situation,” said Molly Dubin, Jewish Museum Milwaukee curator. “He later told family members he had to paint to keep his sanity; if he couldn’t paint, he couldn’t live.”

The To Paint is to Live exhibit will also be available online for those who would rather visit the museum virtually.

For more information about the museum's reopening and the new art exhibit, visit here.

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