[Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 44; Student Tour]

A Kartemquin Films crew accompanies Kathy Lieb of the Spertus Museum of Judaica as she gives a group of students a tour of the Spertus' 1994 exhibition, "Bridges and Boundaries: Chicago Crossings."

1:15Copy video clip URL Docent Kathy Lieb welcomes a class of students to the Spertus.

1:45Copy video clip URL Shot of the students finishing Kartemquin’s video for the exhibit. Lieb tells a funny anecdote about her son that falls flat.

2:40Copy video clip URL Lieb introduces the Kartemquin crew and begins the tour by speaking generally about museums and what she hopes the students get out of their day together.

7:19Copy video clip URL The group enters the Bridges and Boundaries exhibit.

7:45Copy video clip URL Lieb begins talking about Edith Altman and the inspiration behind her piece, before going on to explain the piece itself.

10:32Copy video clip URL Lieb introduces the group to John Rozelle’s piece, Red Summer Swimmer. She asks the students what words the piece brings to mind, drawing responses such as “power,” “blood,” and “anger.” Lieb goes on to tell the story of Eugene Williams, the inspiration behind Rozelle’s piece.

14:45Copy video clip URL The group goes on to discuss Rozelle’s next piece, a tribute to three Freedom Riders who were murdered in Mississippi. Lieb gives an overview of the Civil Rights movement.

 

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