Art On View Now



The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Art at Hillel at UCLA Proudly Presents:
An exclusive showing of student art from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
7:00-9:00 pm

7:00 pm Reception

8:00 pm  “Art & Trauma: In a Time of War” a talk by Paul and Tania Abramson

8:30 pm Screening of two short films, "Antarctica" and "Heart Hug"

Where: Hillel at UCLA, 574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 

Free & open to the public




About the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem: 

Established in 1906, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem is proud to be recognized as Israel’s preeminent academic institution for art, design and architecture. With over 2500 students and 500 faculty members, the Academy is known for its excellence in educating and enriching generations of aspiring artists and designers and for encouraging them to use their distinctive skills and viewpoints to engage with the society around them.

Bezalel teaches undergraduate and graduate degrees in a myriad different art and design disciplines: architecture and urban design; fashion and jewelry; fine arts; glass and ceramics; industrial design; photography; screen-based arts; and visual communication. Degree programs are also offered in theory and policy of the arts and visual and material culture.

Stemming from all segments of society, religious, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds students at Bezalel are taught to use their distinctive skills to embrace humanistic and human-centered approaches, to meet the challenges of today’s global society and blaze their own unique trail in tomorrow’s worlds of art, architecture and design.

Typified by pioneering originality and creativity, Bezalel furthers disparate viewpoints and stimulates original and independent thinking, promoting creative liberty and freedom of expression that push boundaries to innovate in Israel and beyond.

About the Speakers:

Tania L. Abramson, MFA is a visual/conceptual artist as well as a lecturer in the Honors Collegium at the University of California, Los Angeles and in the Department of Feminist Studies  at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the co-creator and co-instructor of the UCLA Art and Trauma and Feminism, Art, and Metaphors of Trauma classes. Her course at UCSB,  Keep Your Hands Off: Reproductive Justice, Mass Incarceration, and Eco-feminism, links the  aforementioned topics through the control of women’s bodies. Ms. Abramson has lectured  throughout the US and internationally and authored numerous scholarly articles in the field of Art & Trauma. She has also authored several artbooks – Shame and the Eternal Abyss, Concern,  and Truth Lies, published by Asylum 4 Renegades Press. 

Dr. Paul R. Abramson has been a professor of psychology at UCLA for nearly 50 years. He is the  author of 11 books, published by the likes of Oxford University Press, MIT Press, University of Chicago Press, NYU Press, and W.W. Norton. He is also the author of over 130 scientific articles.  Over the course of Dr. Abramson’s career, he has also served as an expert witness, in both civil  and criminal litigation, involving cases of severe trauma. Child sexual abuse, for example, and the wrongful conviction of murder. Finally, in his spare time, Paul is the creative force behind the  band Crying 4 KafKa. His music can be heard on Crying 4 KafKa Spotify. 

Together, Tania and Paul recently published a chapter titled, Art and Trauma: An Aesthetic  Journey, in an Oxford University Press Handbook. They were also recent recipients of the UCLA Eugen Weber Honors Collegium Teaching Award. 



 The Long Way to Statehood

An exhibition of artifacts from The Seidler-Feller Family Collection


Thursday, April 20th, 2023
6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Gindi Gallery, Hillel at UCLA 





The Dortort Center Galleries are located at Hillel at UCLA. The public is invited to view our exhibits Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (or at other times by special request) when school is in session.

For questions, please contact Perla Karney at 310-208-3081 x108 or [email protected] 


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