Holocaust Museum and Education Center Early Scheme, Skokie, Illinois, Model

A work made of painted cardboard, ink, styrofoam.
© Stanley Tigerman

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  • A work made of painted cardboard, ink, styrofoam.

Date:

2007

Artist:

Stanley Tigerman
American, 1930–2019

About this artwork

Deeply connected to Judaism, Tigerman was able to integrate symbolic gestures of his religion through the site plan, use of materials, and formal language for the Holocaust Museum and Education Center. As seen in his model for an early scheme, the two buildings are placed at different orientations—the darkened museum wing points six degrees toward the Western Wall in Jerusalem, and the lighter education center toward the rising sun. The cleave between the buildings contains an inaccessible space with a 1934 German railcar. This sketch, Temple of Eden of Temple, for a reform Jewish synagogue, illustrates Tigerman’s diagrammatic analysis of religion in relationship to orientation and axial positioning. Both the Holocaust Museum and Education Center and Temple Or Shalom display Tigerman’s keen use of symmetry, axis, and procession.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Stanley Tigerman

Title

Holocaust Museum and Education Center Early Scheme, Skokie, Illinois, Model

Origin

United States

Date

2000–2009

Medium

Painted cardboard, ink, Styrofoam

Dimensions

16 x 27 x 38 cm (6 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 14 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Stanley Tigerman

Reference Number

2012.652

Copyright

© Stanley Tigerman

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