Exhibition Detail

Ruth Weisberg: Discovery


Ruth Weisberg (BSDes 1963, AM 1964_)

A subject I have returned to many times is scenes from Eastern European shtetl life. I've been especially inspired by the work of playwright and early anthropologist S. Ansky who documented children's games and songs in Southern Poland in 1911 and 1912. I have tried to convey these children in a way that expresses the passage of time, the effort to hold on to their memory and their probable tragic fate. The children are the subject but so is Time and Memory........

This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.