The "Mound" Series was exhibited at the two Krasdale Galleries under the auspices of Sigmund Balka, noted curator and collector of Judaic Art during the summer of 2007.
An Historical Chronicle
The Life of the European Jew in the 20th Century.
SHTETL...SHOAH...LAND OF ISRAEL
The show has the SHTETL represented by the historic photographs of Roman Vishniac . The SHOAH represented by the muli-media works of Aaron Morgan and THE LAND OF ISRAEL represented by the paintings of Tamar Hirshl and works from the Sigmund Balka Collection compliments of Hebrew Union College.
Here are two of the reviews:
"Aaron Morgan’s work elaborates the identity of the artist as scribe, witness, conscience, torch bearer--His work records what “living memory” is...We are all of us included and ennobled." --
"Morgan’s work joins a select group of prominent Jewish artists."--
"The Forwards," English version of the Jewish newspaper
May 4th, 2008 --In honor of Yom HaShoah, the day of Holocaust Rememberance Morgan will exhibited the "Mound" series for one day at The Community Synagogue - 160 Middle Neck Road, Port Washington, NY 11050. He lectured at a brunch about his work, the Holocaust and his inspirations for the series.
May 24th, 2008. Morgan attended the Schreiber High School "Genocide Awareness Day" and lectured on art and the Holocaust.
July-August, 2008. The Islip Museum of Art has selected "Remember Us"" to be included in their exhibit of contemporary digital art.
R ight, is a picture of me at the Polish Embassy in New York.
I was there, Summer 2009, as a guest of the Shalom
Foundation. Their mission is to re-establish a Jewish
presence in Poland; they are doing excellent work.
It seems odd my being there. My parents worked so hard
to get out of Poland.
Batya Brutin, well know Israeli curator of Holocaust memorial art, has invited Aaron Morgan to exhibit his painting “The Face of the Holocaust,” a portrait of Ann Frank, in Budapest. The exhibit, which runs through the month of June, marks what would have been Ann Frank’s 80th birthday on June 12th.
Aaron’s participation in this project was supported in part with funds from the Strategic Opportunity Stipend (SOS) Program through the New York Foundation for the Arts, administered on Long Island by the East End Arts Council.
My Holocaust art has been added to the University of Minnesota’s Holocaust and Genocide web site. I am in the virtual museum with such notable Jewish artists as: Samuel Bak, Judith Liberman and David Friedmann. Mom would have been proud!
The curator with ART in Embassies, established by the United States Department of State in 1964 requested this work from the artist. The “ART in Embassies Program” is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide. These exhibitions, are created with art loaned from galleries, museums, individual artists, and corporate and private collections, and play an important role in our nation's public diplomacy. They provide international audiences with a sense of the quality, scope, and diversity of American art and culture. Artist who have previously taken part in this undertaking have been: Andy Warhol, Joseph Albers, William de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Robert Rauschenberg to name just a few. Currently the curator is working on “Voices” for Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo," and wants to include works that will provoke discussion and reflection, particularly on issues of social justice and social/moral responsibility. Having seen Morgan’s work on his website, the curator and the newly appointed Ambassador James F. Entwistle asked for Morgan’s “The Face of Silence and Apathy” to reflect on the Holocaust and its implications in today’s world.
"Kaddish for the Forgotten" will be exhibited in the Mizel Museum, (Colorado's Jewish Museum) from February 3 to March 12, 2011. They are having a special exhibit--"Rituals of Life: Through a Jewish Lens" and Aaron was invited to exhibit through the auspices of The American Guild of Judaic Artists.
The Face of
Silence and Apathy
Click here to March - April 2011
Exhibit at the Nassau County Holocaust Museum
Link to see a video of me and my work...
The most recent have been Monash University-Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization, Australia; Tenou’a, the literary journal of Liberal Judaism-- Paris, France;
St. Marks Episcopal Church-Moscow MO; USA
My Judaic and Holocaust art, with permission, has been used in Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jewish publications as well as Catholic and Episcopal media. It has been reproduced in the United States, Israel, Great Britain, Sweden, Australia, France and Hungary.
My Holocaust Menorah was used at the Dix Hills Jewish Center on Kristallnacht 2011.
Aaron Morgan on left, Philip Bialowitz, Sobibor Holocaust survivor in the center and Rabbi Howard Buechler,of the DHJC on the left.
The Holocaust Museum of Nassau County lit this Menorah for Yom HaShoah 2012
I was contacted by The Jewish Theological Seminary for Conservative Judaism, located in New York City. They are planning to teach third and fifth graders about Shabbat and Creation. The plan is to use three works of art as the method of teaching the course. One will be the "Sarajevo Haggadah", that was created around 1350, in Barcelona. The second work will be Aaron Morgan’s “B’reishit/In the beginning” and the third will be "7 Days" by Yona Verwer, president of the Jewish Art Salon. I am very proud to have been chosen.
I was invited with my wife Rochelle to the 50th anniversary of
the Art in Embassies Program held in the atrium of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Many diplomats as well as artist whose work is in our embassies abroad, as mine is in the DR of the Congo, were there including Jeff Koons and Cai Guo Qiang. The invitation which was sent by Hillary Clinton said: “Creative Attire.” Not knowing what to do, when I received the invitation I decided to grow a beard. It was a gala event and a wonderful experience.
On Yom HaShoah 2013 the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County,NY Aaron Morgan’s Holocaust Menorah was lit by Jewish- Greek Holocaust survivors in the presence of Israel’s ambassador to Greece, the Hon. Arye Merkel.and almost 1000 individuals.
Daniel Libeskind, architect extraordinairre, and me at The Cooper Union in May of 2013. He was giving a lecture on "Art and Memory" in honor of Yom HaShoah. We had a chance to talk afterwards-two alumni interested in the Holocaust. Libeskind and my father were both from Lodz, Poland.
Starting January 15th, 2014 My work "My mother is from Bialystok and my father from Lodz" will be exhibited with 20 artist from the Jewish Art Salon at the Anne Frank Center in New York.
I am having a one man show at the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center of Nassau County for three months styarting in November and ending March 16, 2014