26 Apr 2017
Sam’s Place at the Samuel C. Williams Library

THE HOLOCAUST IN METAL AND STONE

Sculptures by Dr. Milton Ohring

The Samuel C. Williams Library in collaboration with the College of Arts and Letters is pleased to display sculptures by Dr. Milton Ohring, former Professor Emeritus of Metallurgy and Materials Science at Stevens, in an exhibit entitled THE HOLOCAUST IN METAL AND STONE.  Worldwide forgetfulness, distorted memories and even denial of the Holocaust are the unfortunate but inevitable result of the decline in the numbers of witnesses to and survivors of the genocide of six million Jews during the Second World War. Dr. Ohring has created sculptures to help viewers better remember and to never forget the unprecedented events of the Holocaust.

The exhibition will open on April 26, 2017, at 2:00pm, with a reception for the artist and the public. The exhibit will run through July 1.

The exhibit is dedicated to the memories of two dear friends and colleagues: 1. Dr. Rolf Weil, Professor of Metallurgy who was a Holocaust survivor and left Nazi Germany just prior to the war; 2. Dr. Harold Dorn,  Professor of Humanities who researched the history of the Holocaust for many years.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

      Milton Ohring graduated from the High School of Music and Art (now the LaGuardia School of the Arts) in New York City as an art major.  He then studied science and engineering at Columbia University obtaining a doctorate in metallurgical engineering. This accomplishment was followed by a 36-year academic career as Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. During his tenure at Stevens, he was thesis advisor and mentor to 17 Ph.D. students, and also wrote four books about the materials science of thin films and the reliability of electronic materials and devices.  After retiring in 2002, he returned to his first love, art. Capitalizing on an extensive knowledge of materials, their properties, and methods used to shape, form and join them, he is self-taught in sculpture.

 

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