Ahead of NYC Comic Con, Online Panel to Examine Superheroes and the “Jewish Multiverse”

(New York, NY)The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Society of Illustrators will co-present a special panel on Jewish culture’s influence within the wildly popular world of comics, which continues to fascinate readers, film and television audiences, and consumers, including the tens of thousands of fans who yearly descend on New York’s Comic Con event, set to return next month.   

“The Jewish Multiverse: Judaism and Superheroes” will feature prominent comic book writers Chris Claremont,  (Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men) and Marguerite Bennett (DC Bombshells, Batwoman), as well as editor Danny Fingeroth (Marvel’s Spiderman Comics Line). They will be joined in conversation by journalist Abraham Riesman, author of “True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee,” to explore the role Jews have played in superhero culture, both as characters and creators.

“We look forward to highlighting the great work of some very talented Jewish creators and to examining our representation in the world of  superhero culture.”

Jack Kliger, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

This discussion is an online event that will take place on Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 PM (ET), 5:00 PM (MT). Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $10. For more information or to register, visit: https://mjhnyc.org/events/the-jewish-multiverse-judaism-and-superheroes/ 

About The Museum Of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The third largest Holocaust museum in the world and the second largest in North America, the Museum of Jewish Heritage anchors the southernmost tip of Manhattan, completing the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage maintains a collection of almost 40,000 artifacts, photographs, documentary films, and survivor testimonies and contains classrooms, a 375-seat theater (Edmond J. Safra Hall), special exhibition galleries, a resource center for educators, and a memorial art installation, Garden of Stones, designed by internationally acclaimed sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. The Museum is the home of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and to Lox at Café Bergson.

The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts. 

For more information, visit mjhnyc.org.

About the Society of Illustrators

The Society of Illustrators’ mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large.

Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America. Notable Society members have been N.C. Wyeth, Rube Goldberg, and Norman Rockwell, among many others.

The Museum of Illustration was established in 1981. It offers year-round themed exhibits, art education programs and annual juried competitions. The Permanent Collection houses 2,500 pieces that are cataloged for scholarly use and displayed periodically. In 2012,  the MoCCA Gallery was created with a focus on curated exhibits of comic and cartoon art.

For more information, visit https://societyillustrators.org.

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