created at: 2011-07-29

Selected drawings by artist Joan Nyman, entitled “The Jewish World of Eastern Europe- Images From the Past,” are part of a current exhibition of artwork by the Faculty of the DeCordova Museum School, running through the end of August at The Center for the Arts in Natick.

The Jewish Drawings by Joan Nyman connect people with their heritage and reflect a sense of Jewish life found in the towns and villages of Eastern Europe, before they vanished in the Holocaust.

Because her drawings resonate with people of all ages and backgrounds, she has brought her drawings into educational institutions as part of anti-bullying and teaching tolerance programs. 

created at: 2011-07-29

Her Jewish artwork has been shown widely in galleries, including the Daniels Gallery at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston. Her drawings have also been shown in public and commercial venues, as well as at her website,

Ms. Nyman, who holds degrees from Wellesley College and Columbia University, has studied art at the DeCordova Museum School, where she is currently on the faculty.