Red and yellow galaxy, "M81" by Leonardo Celuque

Art Walk and Talk | Hosted by Jere and Fima Lifshitz

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Special Research Collections


Join UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Special Research Collections for a tour with art collectors and donors, Fima and Jere Lifshitz.

Twenty-three pieces chosen by the Lifshitzes as part of a 2018 gift grace the UC Santa Barbara Library’s permanent collection. The majority of these works are from Brazil and Peru, where Fima often taught and carried out research. 

Fima and Jere will walk us through a portion of their donated collection and share with us about the experience of collecting. Fima Lifshitz’s work as a pediatric endocrinologist has taken him to universities and hospitals around the world as a doctor and visiting professor. When he describes his career, he recollects the Diego Rivera mural in the Hospital Infantil de México where he trained and the Brazilian artist whom he paid in installments as a young doctor. Fima and his wife Jere, who is a retired nurse and medical writer, estimate that their collection represents nearly 60 countries. 

The tour will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. 

This is the first in a series of three "Art Walk and Talk" events we are sponsoring this summer. Please join us for the upcoming events in the series: