Several items included in the curated Two Pianos companion Exhibit previously were featured in Jewish Life in Leipzig Until 1933, an exhibit co-sponsored by the Leo Baeck Institute of New York and the German State Library-Leipzig from June 28-Sept. 15, 2015.
The Exhibit goes beyond Two Pianos' story line by documenting in vivid day-to-day detail how our main characters traversed fate, luck and obstacles to secure identity
papers, visas, passports and eventual U.S. citizenship in an increasingly hostile world. Their paths exemplify the journeys of waves of immigrant risk-takers then dreaming -- and dreaming now -- of
The portable Exhibit was designed to accompany live Two Pianos performances. However, it also can be stand-alone and tailored to the interests and configuration of sponsor sites or audiences.
Potential Exhibit materials include:
o Ten 7' standing illustrated pop-up story panels set the scene, un-spool a succinct narrative, and can complement exhibit cases or other materials.
o Digitized audio selections.
o Repeating loops of Two Pianos highlights videos or other recorded selections, displayed on tabletop e-notebooks.
o Curated exhibit items may include the characters' personal books, sheet music, household items, period luggage, concert posters and programs, newspaper concert reviews (translated and original), photos, correspondence, official travel documents, or mementos.
More information on the Exhibit is here and here.
Three of the free-standing panel banners that tell this story are pictured below.
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