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food display pedestal holding the Seven Species (Wheat, Barley, Grapes, Figs, Pomegranates, Olives, Dates)

"7 Species, 3 Generations" The Schön family is currently working together, a group of seven women artists, creating work in various mediums that centers on seven species: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. The work explores how each plant’s virtues embody and reflect the interconnected growth in their family of Jewish women artists.

Photo Credit: Artist Mia Schön

WSRC Lectures, Events and Exhibitions will take place in-person at the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC) in the Epstein building of Brandeis University. The Kniznick Gallery is also located in the WSRC, please check for open gallery hours.  You can check back to this page for any updates regarding WSRC Events. For information and updates on social distancing at Brandeis University please go to Covid-19 Response.

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food pedestal holding Seven Species (Wheat, Barley, Grapes, Figs, Pomegranates, Olives, Dates)

The Schön family is currently working together, a group of seven women artists, creating work in various mediums that centers on seven species: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. The work explores how each plant’s virtues embody and reflect the interconnected growth in their family of Jewish women artists.

Photo Credit: Artist Mia Schön

Art Exhibition | "7 Species, 3 Generations" by the Schön Family

July 29, 2022 - September 15, 2022

In the words of the Schön family artists: "We aim to create and curate an intergenerational exhibition centered around the Seven Species (Wheat, Barley, Grapes, Figs, Pomegranates, Olives, Dates) and our collective relationships to femininity, fertility, resilience, and growth. As a family of Jewish woman artists these concepts reappear time and time again in our daily routines, our spiritual lives, and our artistic pursuits. Our group of artists stretches across three generations, enabling the project to act as a work of memory-keeping and documentation. Through this work we will examine our individual relationships to our strength and to our womanhood. These themes exist both within our own bodies and within our communities. As we slowly emerge from hardships of the past year, this exhibit will offer space for both inner reflection and outer connection, allowing the formation of new support systems. Utilizing our diverse talents in various media, including paint, clay, dance, and mosaic, we hope to present a collaborative reimagination of the seven species and the relevance their teachings have in our lives."