Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture:

Artist Sam Bak in Conversation With Bernie Pucker

October 5, 2023 Boston $18.00
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Samuel Bak (Courtesy photo: Pucker Gallery)

Samuel Bak, world-renowned painter who was born in Vilna, and gallery owner Bernie Pucker will discuss Bak’s works and reflect on the theme of “home.” Through allegory and metaphor, Bak grapples with the ravages of war to create hauntingly beautiful paintings that have been exhibited around the world, including one painting in the permanent collection at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

According to Samuel Bak, Vilnius holds a special place in his life and has inspired his work. “My hometown is eternally imprinted in my soul. Vilnius, the Jerusalem of the North, was an important center of Jewish culture and a source of Litvak pride. Being part of the cultural map of my hometown is extremely important to me.”

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Thursday, October 5, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114

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