Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 29, 2011

See Film About Iconic Gustav Klimt Painting and Heroes of Holocaust-Era Restitution Feb. 10


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

DATE:  JANUARY 28, 2011

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                                                                 

WHO:                    Funded by the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:             Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning

An Inside Look at the Making of “The Portrait of Adele”

Presented by Ruth Kalish, Ph.D.


“The Portrait of Adele” is an upcoming feature documentary film capturing the extraordinary efforts of Stuart Eizenstat and a group of unsung heroes who became the catalyst that produced a sea change in the world of Holocaust-Era Restitution. Producer Ruth Ann Kalish will present clips of this film describing how Adele Bloch-Bauer 1 by Gustav Klimt, purchased for a stunning $135 million in 2006, bore witness to some of the most extraordinary events of the last 100 years.

Dr. Ruth Ann Kalish was educated at Boston University, Emory University, Georgia State University and Harvard University. She has been a psychologist, university and hospital administrator, negotiator, facilitator of change and businesswoman for over 40 years. Her career has included experience in conflict management, organizational and leadership development, strategic planning and change management. She is currently both a film and play producer. Dr. Kalish journeys through Third World countries by trekking and visiting with local villagers.

WHEN:                 Thursday, February 10, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:              Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart

HOW:                    Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

For more information about this or other Chautauqua South programs, or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any Martin County library, or visit the library website,



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