H+U+D Colloquium Tours David Hartt’s Installation at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Beth Sholom Synagogue

David Hartt, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Penn’s Weitzman School of Design and a member of the H+U+D Colloquium, gave a tour of his installation “The Histories (Le Mancenillier)” at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Temple Beth Sholom to members of the H+U+D Colloquium on September 20, 2019. Hartt’s multimedia installation, the first-ever artist commission at this National Historic Landmark, examines and evokes culture, migration and environment of Jewish and Black diasporas in America. Highlights include new recordings of music by 19th-century Jewish-Creole composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk, video and tapestries that evoke the landscapes of Haiti and New Orleans, live musical activations by musicians, including Haitian Philadelphian baritone Jean Bernard Cerin, and orchids and tropical plants positioned throughout the building.

More info about David Hartt’s installation can be found here:  https://franklloydwright.org/event/david-hartt-the-histories-le-mancenillier/






Photos: David Hartt and members of the H+U+D Colloquium tour his installation, “The Histories (Le Mancenillier)”