Archives and Media Coverage
On this page, you will find background materials, publications, and media coverage of a number of Martin-Springer Institute programs.
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Cultural Encounter Programs
Border, Identities, Social Repair: Majority Cultures and Indigenous Lives in Israel and Arizona Accordion Closed
Borders, Identities, Social Repair: Majority Cultures & Indigenous Lives in Arizona and Israel is an international encounter and study program organized collaboratively between the Martin-Springer Institute at NAU and the Martin-Springer Center of Conflict Studies at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). It examines how the histories of Israel and the American Southwest have shaped different communities in these regions, with particular attention given to Bedouin communities in Israel’s south and Native American experiences in Arizona.
Learn more about our Digital Exhibits
Artifacts from the Holocaust and Nazi Germany (Arizona Memory Project) Accordion Closed
See the Artifacts from the Holocaust and Nazi Germany at the Arizona Memory Project
The Martin-Springer Institute collection sheds light on select aspects of life in Germany before, during, and after the Nazi dictatorship. It includes everyday items like currency and chinaware, items that speak to the life under the conditions of World War II, and objects related to Nazi propaganda and the genocide against European Jews.
World War II Photographs: The Kuykendall Collection Accordion Closed
Learn more about our Traveling Exhibits
Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Będzin Ghetto Accordion Closed
This exhibit tells the story of young people in the Jewish ghetto of Będzin (Poland) before, during, and after the Holocaust.
News Coverage and Reviews
- 2014 opening:
- Exhibit in Scottsdale (Jewish News)
- Exhibit in Riverdale, New York
- Exhibit in Poland (from Warsaw Ghetto Museum Facebook [Polish]
Resilience: Women in Flagstaff’s Past and Present Accordion Closed
The exhibit tells the stories of women from the 1880s to today who have overcome personal hardship, adverse environments, painful legacies, and economic woes. Their stories about building and rebuilding lives in the face of adversity speak to women’s resourcefulness, perseverance, determination, prudence, and their caring spirit that holds communities together.
- AZ Daily Sun: Overcoming the odds: Exhibit tells story of Flagstaff women past and present
- NAU Resilience Exhibition Coverage
Inspired by the exhibit, the Arizona Daily Sun published a series of articles about all the women:
- On the roads of Southside and around the world: On Annie Watkins and Joan Dorsey
- Restorative food and listening ears: The lives of Procora Vergara Martinez and Delia Ceballos Muñoz
- Forging the businesses of Flagstaff: The impact of Marianna Herman and Mary Costigan
- Speaking and caring: The lives of Doris Martin and Mary C. Hart
- Intersecting lives: Emma Jane Wilson and Dew Yu Wong
- Two Flagstaff mothers: The stories of Eunice Nicks and Rachel Tso Cox
- Beyond binaries: On Meagan and Natalie Metz and Kat Jim
- Challenging the status quo: The lives of Jessie Jimenez Alonzo and Shirley Sims
- Vanguard women: The lives of Rhoda Abeshaus and Coral Evans
- History’s resting place: NAU special collections and ‘Resilience’
- A mother and a teacher: The life and resilience of Noemi A.
- Using their voice: Bonn Baudelaire on life, ‘Resilience’ and fighting for justice
Learn more about our Other Exhibits
Echoes of Loss: Artistic Responses to Trauma Accordion Closed
This exhibit brought together diverse works by contemporary artists exploring how ordinary experiences, cultural histories, and natural environments are infused with loss and trauma. The invitational show included artists from diverse national and ethnic backgrounds (Native American, Black American, Jewish American, Iranian, German, Israeli, Slovakian). It was curated by MSI director Björn Krondorfer and art historian Tara Kohn, with the assistance of a NAU student team. Coconino Center for the Arts: April 10 – June 9, 2018.
- Recounting Loss: Finding words for the unthinkable
- Around the Town: Community members amplify Chernobyl voices
Wounded Landscapes Accordion Closed
Wounded Landscapes: Post-Holocaust Drawings, Artist Books, Paintings brought into conversation the art of Arie Galles and Karen Baldner. As descendants of Holocaust survivors, they wrestled with creating art in a post-Shoah world. Arie was born in 1944 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (former USSR) and lived in Poland and Israel before coming to the United States, where he became the director of the Creative Arts Program at Soka University of America, CA; Karen grew up in West Germany in a Jewish family and now teaches at Herron School of Art & Design at Indiana University. The exhibit was a joint project of the Martin-Springer Institute and the NAU Art Museum (March 11- April 26, 2014).
Listen to co-curator Bjorn Krondorfer: https://nau-tv.com/Play/1847/