Zimiles to Speak at The FHM on Thursday, November 30th
November 27, 2017 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is pleased to present a talk with Murray Zimiles, the artist behind the exhibition The Holocaust and the Book of Fire.
The paintings, drawings, prints, and artist’s books by Murray Zimiles are graphic statements meant to engage and propel the viewer into a whirlwind of fire and devastation. In these powerful works, Zimiles deals with the perceived absence of God and the absence of civilization during the Holocaust.
About his work, Murray Zimiles says, “At first I had depicted the destruction of a people, then I found I could allude to the genocide by showing the burning of the beautiful wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe. To an artist the systematic destruction of buildings, art works, and artifacts is a particularly painful aspect of the destruction of a people.”
The talk with artist Murray Zimiles will take place on November 30th at 6:30 p.m. at The FHM. This program is free for Members and $9 for general admission. Wine and light refreshments will be served. To reserve your seat, please call 727.820.0100, ext 301.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
For additional information, please visit: https://www.thefhm.org/event/artist-talk-murray-zimiles-holocaust-book-fire.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
2017 marks a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.
Photos and credits
Self Portrait, 1984. –The Florida Holocaust Museum
Destroying the Stones, 1988. –The Florida Holocaust Museum