Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak features twenty original works by renowned artist and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak. The exhibit is currently installed at Facing History and Ourselves' national office in Brookline, Massachusetts, and includes a recorded audio tour with commentaries by professor Lawrence L. Langer. The paintings and accompanying audio commentaries are also accessible on this website through the online gallery.
Facing History's resource Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak features 20 pages of full-color artwork and discussion questions that cover the history of the Holocaust, the aftermath of war, the burden of memories, and the importance of remembering the past. The resource also includes:
- An introduction by Professor Lawrence L. Langer
- An essay by the artist, Samuel Bak, entitled "Facing My Own History and My Story with Facing History and Ourselves"
- A letter from Facing History's senior scholar and President Emerita Margot Stern Strom
- In 2015 we added 8 new paintings to the gallery! You can learn more about these paintings in an addendum to Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak created by the Pucker Gallery.