(Sept. 6-Jun. 28) — The inaugural exhibition of the newly dedicated Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York presents “TERRA inFIRMA,” an art exhibition that focuses on climate change and global warning through the lens of Jewish values and contemporary social activism.  

Laura Kruger, Museum Curator, explains, “According to our tradition, God created the earth and we are instructed to tend it and preserve it for future generations. It is our responsibility as the earth’s stewards to take action and effect positive change.”

The 65 international artists featured in this exhibition seek to express their concern by sharing their responses to a broad range of challenges:

• the fragility of God’s creation;
• the decimation of the insect population, including bees, which pollinate all growing plants, grains, and trees;
• the meltdown of ice caps, the diversion of water supply, and the rising sea levels and floods;
• the depleted soil no longer able to support agriculture, resulting in famine;
the pervasive pollution of our natural resources;
• endangered species at the risk of extinction;
• the human collateral damage — displacement, disease, and death — as a consequence of environmental disasters

Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm (Closing at 12:30pm on 9/18, Closed on 9/19)
Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Select Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm (Call for Saturday schedule.)

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Friday, June 28, 2019 (All day)


Hebrew Union College — Dr. Bernard Heller Museum
1 W. 4th St.
New York, NY 10012




Free. Current government issued photo ID required for security.

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