[Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 40]

A Kartemquin Films crew attends the opening of the Spertus Museum of Judaica's exhibition, "Bridges and Boundaries: Chicago Crossings" on May 19th, 1994. The tape includes footage of the pieces, conversations between artists and patrons, and an interview with Dr. Lester Skaggs of the Manhattan Project.

0:29Copy video clip URL B-roll footage of patrons in the gallery and selected pieces.

2:42Copy video clip URL Shots of Claire Wolf Krantz’s piece, The Book of Life.

3:40Copy video clip URL Shot of Gerda Meyer-Bernstein’s installation, The Phoenix.

5:12Copy video clip URL Rabbi Philip Lefkowitz of the Chicago Rabbinical Council and Edward Johnson of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations talk with Kartemquin’s Gordon Quinn about their hopes to bring a group of Black and Jewish students to the show in order to help initiate a dialog between them.

7:46Copy video clip URL Lefkowitz and Johnson talk about Krantz’s piece and the difference between tolerance and respect before asking Krantz to help clarify their interpretations.

11:51Copy video clip URL B-roll shots of patrons in the gallery and a number of pieces.

15:06Copy video clip URL An elderly woman talks about living in Woodlawn during the Manhattan project and its wholly secretive nature.

18:49Copy video clip URL Two women flip through the show’s catalog.

19:25Copy video clip URL Quinn interviews Dr. Lester Skaggs, the inspiration behind Othello Anderson’s piece. Skaggs talks about his involvement with the Manhattan Project, his relationship with Anderson (his son-in-law), and his thoughts on the piece.

 

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