Pauly Friedman and MacDonald Art Galleries

2016 - 2017 Calendar

All exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Galleries are closed for all university holidays including Spring and Fall Recess or cancellations due to weather. If traveling from a distance, please call to confirm the gallery will be open (570) 674-6250.


January 18 – March 14, 2017

Opening Reception Saturday, January 21, 5-7 p.m.

Deadly Medicine: Creating The Master Race

A traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to "cleanse" German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation's "health." Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of "hereditarily diseased" persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime's "science of race." It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.

Dr. Otmar von Verschuer examines twins at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute

Dr. Otmar von Verschuer examines twins at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. As the head of the Kaiser Wilhmer Institute's Department for Human Heredity, Verschuer, a physician and geneticist, examined hundreds of pairs of twins to study whether criminality, feeble-mindedness, tuberculosis, and cancer were inheritable. In 1927, he recommended the forced sterilization of the "mentally and morally subnormal." Verschuer typified those academics whose interest in Germany's "national regeneration" provided motivation for their research. -Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem

Medical and Health Humanities Deadly Medicine Speaker Series:

Partial funding for this series comes from the Catherine and Daniel Flood Endowment for the Humanities and the Medical and Health Humanities program.

Ticketed events are Free of Charge.

**Please call the box office at 570-674-6719 to order your tickets. If no one is at the the box office, leave a message with you name, telephone number, name of the event(s) you would like tickets for and how many, as well as you mailing address. The box office will be mailing the tickets.**

Date: Thursday, January 19, 7pm

Location: Insalaco Room 218

Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Rabbi at Temple Israel of Wilkes-Barre

Title of talk: Should Good Come out of Evil?

There will be a screening of the Benjamin Ferencz interview after the talk, in the same room.

The Art Gallery will be opened until 9pm this evening.


Date: Thursday, January 26, 7pm

Location: Lemmond Theatre (ticketed event)

Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future. A two-day event organized by the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics, and the Holocaust.

Dr. Matthew Wynia, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Dr. Patricia Heberer-Rice, Director, Division of the Reference Historian, The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Title of talk: How Healers Became Killers: Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics

The Art Gallery will be opened until 9pm this evening.


Date: Wednesday, February 1, 5pm

Location: Insalaco Room 218

Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman Emerita Professor of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University.

Dr. Okla Elliott, Assistant Professor of English, Misericordia University

Taylor Rupp and Nicole Grassi, students at Misericordia University

Title of talk: Holocaust and Comparative Genocide Pedagogy

There will be a screening of the Benjamin Ferencz interview after the talk, in the same room.


Date: Tuesday, February 7, 5pm

Location: Insalaco Room 218

Dr. Margot Wielgus, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Misericordia University

Title of talk: Deadly Euphemisms: A Philosophical Analysis of Nazi Medical Terminology.

There will be a screening of the Benjamin Ferencz interview after the talk, in the same room.


Date: Wednesday, February 15, 6:30pm

Location: Lemmond Theatre (ticketed event)

Dr. Arthur Caplan, the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics; Director—Division of Medical ethics, New York University’s Langone Medical Center

Title: Compassion for the Dying: Should the Dying be Able to Access Experimental Drugs?

The Art Gallery will be opened until 9pm this evening.


Date: Tuesday, February 21, 7pm

Location: Insalaco Room 218

Dr. Thomas Hajkowski, Associate Professor of English, Misericordia University

Title of talk: The Medical Professional and the Nazi Regime

There will be a screening of the Benjamin Ferencz interview after the talk, in the same room.

The Art Gallery will be opened until 9pm this evening.


Date: Wednesday, March 1, 12pm

Location: Insalaco Room 218

Rabbi Roger Lerner, Rabbi at Temple B’nai B’rith

Title of Talk: The Hippocratic Oath and Medical Research: Where’s the Line?



Because of an impending winter storm, we have cancelled Eva Kor's talk on Tuesday night (3/14); it has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept 12th at 7pm. Anyone who would like to keep their reservations for the September 12th date should call the MU Box office at 570-674-6719 by April 30th; you will be issued new tickets in late May. On May 1st, any tickets that have not been re-reserved will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved through the MU Box Office. For more info visit:

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 7pm -

Location: Lemmond Theatre (ticketed event) -

Eva Mozes Kor, founder of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Terre Haute, IN.

Title of talk: The Triumph of the Human Spirit, from Auschwitz to Forgiveness

Eva Kor, a survivor of the Mengele twin experiments, will speak of her experience and the notion of forgiveness.

There will be a book signing and reception after the talk.

The Art Gallery will be opened until 9pm this evening.

"Adolf Hitler as the Doctor of the German Nation," National Health Guardian, 1935.

"Adolf Hitler as the Doctor of the German Nation," National Health Guardian, 1935. Rudolf Hess referred to Nazism as "applied biology."– National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

This exhibition has been made possible by The Lerner Foundation and Eric F. and Lore Ross, with additional support from the Lester Robbins and Shelia Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990.

April 1 - June 3

Robert Stark

The New American Landscape 2017

The New American Landscape 2016 - Oil on Arches Huile, 22x18 in.

Artist Robert Stark has lived and painted in Union Dale, Pennsylvania, for forty years. He also maintains a studio on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where he and his wife spend their winters. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.; Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee; the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Cosmos Club, Washington DC and Morris Museum of Art, Augusta GA. His paintings have traveled to more than 140 world capitals under the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program. He is represented in museum, corporate, and private collections all over the United States.

In The MacDonald Gallery:

James Dougher

Cryptic Artifacts

Mixed Media wall relief constructions of Informed Primitivism and small free-standing sculptural objects

Caged Crow by James Dougher

Caged Crow

Opening Reception Saturday, April 1 from 5 - 7 pm

This exhibit is funded in part by The Sandra Dyczewski Maffei Endowment

June 5 - June 15

Verve Vertu Art Studio

Verve Vertu is an arts apprentice studio, developed in conjunction with the Deutsch Institute. Their primary focus is tapping into the creative energy of individuals who face challenges with emotional, physical and intellectual developmental concerns.

The artists work in a wide range of mediums such as watercolors, acrylics, fibers, batik, wool needle felting, and inks to create unique art pieces.

July 8 – August 26

Ani Art Academies

Capturing Realism 2017

Capturing Realism 2017 project by Ani Arts Academy flyer

The Pauly Friedman Gallery at Misericordia University and the Ani Art Academies are excited to announce the upcoming academy-wide exhibition, Capturing Realism 2017. The wildly popular biennial event will bring together Ani Art Academies’ artists from multiple countries around the globe. The highly anticipated show will captivate audiences with a breathtaking showcase of artwork from instructors, apprentices, and alumni of the Ani Art Academies.

Ani Art Academies is a non-profit organization that provides an intensive multi-year art skills education to aspiring artists around the world. Utilizing the highly successful training system developed by artist Anthony J. Waichulis, the Ani Art Academies Program is designed to promote creative freedom through logic and discipline.

A collaborative project conceived and founded by Tim Reynolds, Ani Art Academies empowers students to create, express, and communicate in new and exciting ways. In the beginning, the students' limits are constrained by skill- in the end they are only bound by their limitless imagination. Sponsored by the luxurious Ani Villas and the Tim Reynolds Foundation, full-tuition scholarships and financial aid are given to every student so that they may concentrate on their education.

Ani Art Academies thus far:

  • Ani Art Academies Waichulis
  • Ani Art Academies Anguilla
  • Ani Art Academy America
  • Ani Art Academy Sri Lanka
  • Ani Art Academies Dominicana
  • Ani Art Academy Thailand

Opening Reception July 8, 2017 from 5 - 7 pm.

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