We are proud to offer three virtual exhibits. Please contact us for more information about setting up a gallery or museum installation.
A Visual Diary of the Past
The David Labkovski Project is proud to share the virtual installation of A Visual Diary of the Past: The Work of David Labkovski (1906-1991).
The exhibit was designed and curated by the 7 recipients of the Elie Lainer Youth Leadership Award at the 2022 Scholar’s Event.
The exhibit offers a greater historical context and many interactive components. We hope you find the exhibit meaningful and thought provoking.
Introducing a Special Collection from the Reflect & Respond Program 2022
The mission of the David Labkovski Project is to educate about the Holocaust through the art of David Labkovski, (1906-1991) who survived the Holocaust in Siberian exile. By engaging students and viewers with his paintings and sketches, the DLP shares lessons of life, survival, tolerance, acceptance and the importance of bearing witness to history.
The DLP Reflect and Respond Program invites participants to submit poetry, prose and creative submissions in response to David Labkovksi’s artwork. Submissions for the Reflect and Respond program are an opportunity for adults and students (age 12 and up) to participate and engage in discussions about the Holocaust and the dangers of antisemitism.
You can find our submission guidelines here.
We are happy to present you with the winning submissions of 2022.
Documenting History Through Art
Documenting History Through Art shares David Labkovski's life-story as seen in his artwork. His story begins with his childhood memories of the thriving Jewish community of Vilna, it then moves to his experiences in a Soviet Gulag prison camp. In 1946, Labkovski returns to Vilna; it is there that he learns of the murder of the Jewish community at the hands of the Nazi occupiers and local collaborators. Along with depictions of the physical destruction of the city, his work is a heart-wrenching depiction of the Holocaust in Vilna. In 1958, Labkovski immigrates to Israel. Eventually, his work reflects the resilience of the human spirit with still-lifes and cityscapes full of life and color.
Recalling a Lost World: David Labkovski Brings Sholem Aleichem's Stories To Life!
Recalling a Lost World shares the illustrations of Sholem Aleichem's characters and stories. Labkovski saw Aleichem's stories as a muse to recreate the "world that was". The stories were written for a Yiddish-speaking, Jewish audience living in the Pale of Settlement at the turn of the century; however, the themes and beloved characters are universal in their appeal.
Labkovski blends the fictional world of Sholem Aleichem with the world of Labkovski's own past. The characters from the stories blend with the real people of Vilna. Labkovski's artwork brings the characters into the world of the Jewish community under the Nazi occupation; they are depicted wearing the "yellow Star of David" in the Vilna ghetto. The exhibit concludes with the physical destruction of Vilna representing the Holocaust; over 95% of the pre-war Jewish community was murdered during the Holocaust.
Future Exhibit Opportunities
We provide specialized exhibits for galleries using canvas prints of David Labkovski's work.
Themes vary according to need. Past examples include:
*Slavery to Freedom
*Documenting History Through Art
Potential Exhibits include but are not limited to:
*Vilna: the Jerusalem of Lithuania
*Impressions of Self
*The Resilience of the Human Spirit
Rental fees available upon request.
We offer museums exhibits of original works. Artwork is available for loan from collections in the United States, South Africa and the David Labkovski Museum in Ramat Gan, Israel.
Rental fees available upon request.
Please contact us for additional information.