Reflections on Justice: Art & Politics in the Work of Ben Shahn in TR library branch

The Ocean County Library will present a series of programs “Art and Politics in the Work of Ben Shahn” on Oct. 20th and Oct. 25th at the Toms River branch, 101 Washington Street, Toms River.

Long time New Jersey resident Ben Shahn recorded in paint and on film a broad swath of America’s social landscape, ranging from the Great Depression to the Civil Rights Movement.

A program for teens will be held on Wed Oct 20 at 6:00 p.m. They will view the film “Ben Shahn: Passion for Justice” and discuss how historical images in print and film influence their opinions.

Two programs for adults are scheduled on Monday, Oct 25. “Ben Shahn: A Passion for Justice” will be shown at 5 p.m.

It will be followed at 7 p.m. by “Reflections on Justice: Ben Shahn,” a lecture and discussion presented by Geraldine Velasquez Ed.D., Professor of Art at Georgian Court University.

These programs are funded by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in support of the NJCH’s Humanities Festival Grant theme “Reflections on Justice”.

This program is free and open to the public. Register in-person by telephone (732) 349-6200 or online at


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