Am very excited about starting this new film on the Rosenwald Schools. As we film I will be entering new blog items. Our first day of shooting was Thursday, March 25, 2010. The Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey is currently featuring the exhibit “A Force for Change: African American Art and the Rosenwald Fund”, featuring works by painters and sculptors who received Rosenwald Fellowships http://www.montclairartmuseum.org/exhibitions_on/ This is unfortunately the last stop for this touring show, so if you want to see it, get to the Montclair Art Museum by July 25.
Dr. Peter Ascoli, world’s foremost living authority on Julius Rosenwald (and the grandson of “JR”) gave a well-received evening lecture, which we shot for our movie. Dr. Ascoli was also interviewed, as was his cousin, Alice Rosenwald. Elizabeth Varet, Alice’s sister, was also on hand, and the three grandchildren were captured by our cameras touring the exhibit. I am so grateful for the support of the Rosenwald family.
Next up is a scouting trip to a possible future location– more to come soon!