My Book Jewish Identities in American Feminist Art is 1 of 9 books celebrated by the Frick Collection in New York City for Jewish American History Month

Books containing Lisa E. Blooms writings“Originating as a series of oral interviews conducted between the author, Lisa E. Bloom, and living Jewish American feminist artists, this collection of six chapters plus black-and-white illustrations posits that, in a postwar culture of assimilation, unacknowledged Jewish ethnicity manifests as a specter. The project of unveiling the ‘ghosts of ethnicity’ opens the artworks discussed to further levels of interpretation. Among the artists whose works are examined are Judy Chicago, Deborah Kass, Rhonda Lieberman, and Martha Rosler. Also of note, the second chapter highlights the self-proclaimed “maintenance art” of undersung Orthodox artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, known for her ongoing residency at the New York City Department of Sanitation.”

View on the Frick's website

Online Recording of a Short Talk that I gave on the subject of African-American explorer Matthew Henson and his role in North Polar Expeditions

Matthew Henson
It is my contribution to an interactive living polar archive of ‘talking objects’ called The Call of Things — curated by Jessica Houston. The Call of Things draws upon convergences of multiple perspectives, where viewers can ‘call’ objects with their phones and listen to oral narratives and field recordings related to each polar artifact. The contributors range across disciplines, including ecologists, Indigenous leaders, sea ice, philosophers, poets, whales, and academics. The Call of Things situates the climate crisis in relation to social justice, questions of sovereignty, Indigenous rights, and political histories of land. It creates a platform for non-anthropocentric experiences, where stories are also told through animal songs and sounds of ice.

You can listen to the full project here: