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Cinema 51: The Museum Gala Honoring Michelle and Clark Wiens of Circle Cinema

by Tracey Herst-Woods, SMMJA Director of Development and Programs

Michelle and Clark Wiens

Please join us on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art for an evening honoring Michelle and Clark Wiens of Circle Cinema at this year’s premier fundraising event titled Cinema 51: The Museum Gala.

Circle Cinema partners with both the Jewish Federation of Tulsa and The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art for the Annual Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival. Along with the festival, Michelle Wiens was instrumental in bringing Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, now the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, to the Museum to showcase Holocaust survivors living in Oklahoma.

The mission of Circle Cinema is to educate, enlighten, and entertain their guests 365 days a year through selected features and programs that expose and connect our community to global issues, environments, and cultures. In comparison, the Museum’s mission is to preserve and promote Jewish heritage, culture, and history through art and education. Our similar missions are what draws us to each other and helps continue to educate the greater community.

During the course of the evening, we will be celebrating the Museum’s 51st anniversary and the success of the Circle Cinema. The evening’s festivities and entertainment include cocktails and dinner catered by Chef James Shrader of the Palace Café. Patrons and guests will also preview a special exhibition celebrating Jewish motion pictures and cinema in Tulsa. Please contact Tracey Herst-Woods, Director of Development and Programs, at 918.492.1818, for patron and ticket information.

Angela Taubman, Stan Shapiro, Nancy Lobo, David Nierenberg, Chef James Shrader of Palace Café and Cynthia Thetge

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