Violins of Hope

Monday, November 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm

KU Presents! is collaborating with KU’s Visual Art Galleries, the Jewish Federation of Reading, The GoggleWorks, Alvernia University, and Reading Symphony Orchestra to present the Violins of Hope. This collection of violins, violas, and cellos have a common denominator: they had to do with the war. To be more specific, they had to do with the holocaust - death or survival. And hope. All instruments were symbols of hope and a way to say: remember me, remember us. Life is good, celebrate it for those who perished, for those who survived. For all people.

Violin-makers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein, father and son, who work in Tel Aviv and Istanbul own this collection. Avshalom will accompany them and present the lecture for this first exhibit in Pennsylvania.

Closeup on a 6-pointed star carving on the bottom of a violin

An exhibit will be on display at the New Media Gallery in the Sharadin Arts Building November 1 - 14. 
Gallery Hours are: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday 12pm-4pm; Sunday 2pm-4pm. The gallery will be open following the lecture on November 8.

More information, dates and locations of all the presentations of Violins of Hope can be found at

This event is free and tickets are not required.