The Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will explore the work and legacy of internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind online on Tuesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, will talk to Mr. Libeskind.
Mr. Libeskind is celebrated for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings. In 1989, he won an international competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin; he devoted more than a decade to completing the project. He has built several influential museums, including the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen. His master plan to rebuild the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan won an international competition and is being realized today.
Mr. Libeskind was born in Poland in 1946; his parents were Holocaust survivors. When he was a teen, his family emigrated to the United States and settled in the Bronx. Mr. Libeskind received the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and pursued a career in music before becoming an architect.
“Legacies: Daniel Libeskind” is a part of the museum’s Legacies series, which highlights notable figures connected to Jewish heritage, identity, and the Holocaust. It will stream live on Zoom and is free, with a suggested $10 donation. The link is at mjhnyc.org/events.