People & Places: Sherwin Miller Museum gala set
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Monday, October 22, 2012
10/22/12 at 6:10 AM
Here comes Thoroughly Modern Miller: A New Era.
The 2012 Annual Sherwin Miller Museum Gala is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at The Sherwin Miller Museum and Sylvan Auditorium of the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center, 2021 E. 71st St.
Planners promise a unique and enjoyable experience.
Marc Masurovsky, co-founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project, will be the featured speaker.
From his office in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., to European capitals, Masurovsky researches assets looted by the Nazis during WWII. He has been involved with Holocaust-related issues since 1980. His work covers war crime investigations in the United States; the study of financial, commercial and intelligence relationships between the Allies, the neutral countries and the Axis powers during the war years; the responsibility of the U.S. government in the location and return of Jewish-owned property stolen during the Third Reich; and the restitution of Jewish-owned cultural assets to their rightful owners.
Funded by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum provides the technical expertise.
Masurovsky currently oversees a public database of more than 20,000 art objects taken in German-occupied France, to which information is added on a weekly basis. He is writing a book on the wartime thefts of art and the international art market.
Guests will enjoy dinner prepared by Chef James Shrader of The Palace Cafe.
Proceeds from the gala help fund the museum's educational programming, exhibits and operations, allowing the SMMJA to serve as a powerful resource for better understanding and appreciation of diversity in our community.
Madelyn Rosenthal is event chairwoman and Irene Burnstein is honorary chairwoman. Susan Fenster is patron chairwoman and Dr. David Nierenberg is food chairman.
Other committee members include Mary Barcus, Sharon Benjami, Katherine Frame, Jeff Krigel, Mary Lhevine, Sallye Mann, Ian Roth and Stan Shapiro.
Platinum patrons include: Irene and Stan Burnstein; Irene and Irving Fenster; Joan and Curtis Green; Ruth Nelson and Tom Murphy; and the Julius and Mildred Sanditen Foundation.
Gold: Joy Bankoff; Kim and Rob Coretz; Marion and Bill Elson; Sue and David Halpern; Isabel Sanditen; Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Barbara and Dave Sylvan; Trust Company of Oklahoma; University of Tulsa - President's Office; Anne and Henry Zarrow Family Foundation; and Maxine and Jack Zarrow Foundation.
Silver: Cycloniv Valve/Sarah and John Graves; Joe Degen; Toby Fell; Susan Fenster; Estelle Finer; Dr. Lynn and Katherine Frame; Jane and Myron Katz; Kirschner Foundation; Dr. George Schnetzer and Mary Lhevine; Brenda and Bruce Magoon; Katherine Miller; Carolyn and David Nierenberg; Madelyn and Terry Rosenthal; Mary Sanditen; Betty and Ed Sherman; and Barbara and Ron Winder.
Bronze: Mary and Mark Barcus; Molly and Sheldon Berger; Laurie and Bob Berman; Zella Borg; Harriet and Scott Dunitz; Jan and David Finer; Miriam Freedman; Lisa and Phil Goldfarb; Barbara and Steve Heyman; Nancy and Mark Lobo; Sallye and Don Mann; Donna Matles; Rose and Shelly Miller; Paula and Malcolm Milsten; Jasmine and Melvin Moran; Sheila and Vernon Mudd; Jolene Sanditen-Stephens and Jim Stephens; Ellen Singer and Don Simkin; Marge Singer and Ken Renberg; and Fred Strauss.
For more information, call Museum Development Director Melissa Schnur at 918-492-1818 or email email@example.com.
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Stan Shapiro (top, left), Madelyn Rosenthal, Katherine Frame (bottom, left) and Chef James Shrader prepare for the 2012 Annual Sherwin Miller Museum Gala, set for Sunday. CHRISTOPHER SMITH / Tulsa World