Wish You Were Here and Hard Talks

Wish You Were Here and Hard Talks

The Jewish Museum

Sigmund Freud, 1921. Photo by Max Halberstadt.

October 8, 2013

New Public Programs launching fall 2013

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The Jewish Museum is pleased to announce the launch of two new series: Wish You Were Here and Hard Talks.

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Wish You Were Here
Over the next two years, Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs, interviews the subjects of Andy Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century (1980), beginning with Sigmund Freud. Upcoming speakers this year include Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein.

Sigmund Freud
Thursday, December 12, 6:30pm
Free with pay-what-you-wish admission (RSVP)
Participate in this interactive evening of discussion between Jens Hoffmann and Dr. Sigmund Freud, as presented by Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University and author of six books including Memory, Trauma and History: Essays on Living with the Past.

Hard Talks
Moderated by author and communications scholar Liel Leibovitz, Hard Talks is a new series featuring speakers with strongly opposing points of view addressing some of the most probing and provocative questions in intellectual history. Upcoming topics include “Is Psychoanalysis a Hoax?” and “Is the Internet Bad for Us?”

Was Karl Marx Right?
Thursday, October 17, 6:30pm
Free with pay-what-you-wish admission (RSVP)
With David Mikics

Exactly 130 years after his death, is it possible to revisit the work of Karl Marx and discover that for all the terrors wrought by his followers, the man himself might have been absolutely right? Is it time to take Marx seriously again, or is his legacy forever tainted by the massive failures of Communism?

Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU Steinhardt Liel Leibovitz focuses primarily on video game and interactive media research and theory. He is the author or co-author of several books of nonfiction, including, most recently, The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election, as well as contributor to newspapers and magazines such as the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic Monthly, Dissent, and Tablet.


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