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KHRCA Colloquia 2016-2017: Fleeing Genocide: Displacement, Exile, and the Refugee:
Program 2. “The Jacket” Exhibit

Introduction

Program 2. “The Jacket” Exhibit

October 5, 2016, KHRCA

Dr. Cary Lane, Department of Academic Literacy, Queensborough Community College

Description: The exhibit centers around the stories of a very special artifact donated to the KHRCA: a prisoner's  "jacket" from Kaufering (Dachau), discovered to have belonged to Ben Peres, a Lithuanian Jew whose original name was Benzion Peresetzki, who emigrated to Long Island after liberation from a displaced persons camp.

Cary Lane Bio

This exhibit is curated by Cary Lane, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at Queensborough Community College and the 2016-2017 Curator-in-Residence at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives. Lane received his M.F.A. in art theory and practice from Northwestern University in 1996 and his Ph.D. in postsecondary and adult education from Capella University in 2015.
One of Professor Lane’s main research interests is examining how image-based instruction affects learning at the postsecondary level. He has engaged in several service-learning and pedagogical research projects that have examined pedagogical approaches to visual literacy, including his 2014-2015 NEH Challenge Grant and KHRCA Colloquia Series, Testimony across the Disciplines: Students Respond to Genocide through Culture and Art. 
Dr. Lane has also curated and contributed to several professional art exhibits, including the 2009 exhibition, Visualizing the Unknown: Forensic Art in the President’s Art Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and as artist-in-residence for the 2010 exhibit, Rivane Neuenschwander: True Love at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. 

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