All This Has Come Upon Us: An Evening with Dr. Mark Podwal

JTS_PodwalConvio_r3The Library of Jewish Theological Seminary invites you to All This Has Come Upon Us an evening with Mark Podwal artist, physician, author, and former Op-Ed artist of the New York Times.

Screening – All This Has Come Upon Us

This fascinating documentary by Jaroslav Hovorka offers a glimpse into the creative process behind Mark Podwal’s remarkable exhibit at the Ghetto Museum at the Terezín Memorial.


In 2014, the Ghetto Museum at the Terezín Memorial showcased 42 of Mark Podwal’s paintings and drawings, each a disturbing reminder of how Europe’s extensive history of “Jew-hatred” laid the groundwork for the Holocaust. View a small exhibit of this art at the evening’s event.


Engage with Mark Podwal on his art and explorations. Find out why he chose to focus on Terezín.

Monday, May 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

The Jewish Theological Seminary

3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street), New York

Admission is free, but space is limited.


About Mark Podwal’s Art.

All 42 original works of art by Mark Podwal have been published as archival pigment prints, each set housed in a custom-made archival case. These portfolios have been acquired by JTS, Hebrew University, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Library of Congress, Princeton University, Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, and the National Library of Israel, among others.

About Mark Podwal

Mark Podwal may have been best known for his drawings on the New York Times Op-Ed page, but he is also the author (The Decline and Fall of the American Empire with Peter Fonda) and illustrator of numerous books (works by Elie Wiesel, Harold Bloom, and Francine Klagsburn). Many of these works focus on Jewish legend, history, and tradition. Mark Podwal’s art is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, Israel Museum, and Library of Congress.

This event is sponsored by The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. And Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, will serve as moderator.