A poignant public art project is being showcased in a unique spot — an outdoor kiosk on 83rd Street near Broadway. Andrea Strongwater’s colorful paintings of synagogues that were destroyed before and during World War II are posted around the cylindrical structure.
Strongwater researched the lost synagogues and used photographs and archival records to piece together their stories. She has collected her paintings in a book called Where We Once Gathered, Lost Synagogues of Europe, but is also using public exhibitions to spread the word about the project. The video below shows some of the paintings. They will be up until the end of March.
There’s an opening meet and greet on Sunday January 5 from 3 to 4 p.m. Cider and doughnuts will be served.