Join us for an exclusive conversation and live Q&A on Zoom with world-renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy and Museum of Jewish Heritage President & CEO Jack Kliger as they discuss the meaning and inspiration behind the Garden of Stones, an outdoor memorial and sculpture garden at the Museum created to honor Holocaust survivors and their families.
In Jewish tradition, stones are placed on graves as a sign of remembrance. Here, Goldsworthy brings stone and trees together to represent life cycles intertwined. The garden is a living memorial to the hardship, tenacity, and survival of those who endured the Holocaust. The effect of time on humans and nature, an important theme in Goldsworthy’s work, is evident in the Garden of Stones, as the sculptures will be viewed, as well as cared for, by future generations.