Through the Eye of the Needle: Fabric Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

This exhibition features the work of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, a survivor from Poland who, at age 50, began creating works of fabric art to tell her story. Trained as a dressmaker but untrained in art, she created a collection of 36 fabric pictures of strong, vivid colors and striking details with a sense of folk-like realism. Meticulously stitched words beneath the pictures provide a narrative.

These works along with a video of Esther Krinitz and her sister Mania will be on view.

The exhibit is toured courtesy of Art and Remembrance, a not-for-profit corporation founded in 2003 by Bernice Steinhardt and Helene McQuade, the daughters of Esther Krinitz. The exhibit is sponsored by Houston Endowment, Inc.; the Quanex Foundation and The Samuels Foundation, with special thanks to Continental Airlines, official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.

August 18, 2007 — February 24, 2008

M – F: 9 am to 5 pm
Sa: 10 am to 5 pm
Su: Noon to 5 pm

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