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Suggested Reading List: Belief Systems

  NOMA’s Learning and Engagement staff suggests the following books related to themes of belief systems. In partnership with Octavia Books, links are provided to purchase these titles through this independent bookstore based in New Orleans. For Adults There There by Tommy Orange, Vintage, 2019, ISBN: 9780525436140 Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows… Read More

Roman Vishniac (American, born Russia, 1897–1990), Man Soaking Bread at Water Pump, c. 1938, Gelatin silver print, Image: 9 1/2 x 7 9/16 in. (24.1 x 19.2 cm); sheet: 9 13/16 x 8 in. (24.9 x 20.3 cm), Museum purchase, 74.95

Object Lesson: Man Soaking Bread at Water Pump by Roman Vishniac

  In 1935, Roman Vishniac was hired by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a leading humanitarian assistance organization, to photograph Jewish communities throughout Eastern Europe. Over the next few years, Vishniac built an extensive visual record of life in these communities, chronicling poverty in major urban centers and small villages alike. Although many of… Read More