June 27 – ongoing


The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine

Augusta, Maine


In the words of Gail Stavitsky, Chief Curator at the Montclair Art Museum and curator for the Walls exhibition:

“Humans take walls to the extreme. We use physical walls to group, sort, protect, exclude, maintain and control. We also create conscious and unconscious walls and barriers in our minds to protect ourselves. But many of these mental walls only result in prejudice, discrimination, ignorance, separation, and loss.”

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine promotes universal respect for human rights through outreach and education. Visiting hours are Monday-Friday 10-4pm by appointment, call (207) 621-3530 to schedule a time to visit. For additional information about the Walls exhibition or current information about visiting the Center, please check the Center’s website infohhrc@maine.edu or call (207) 621-3530.

Because this exhibit has such restricted access due to COVID, we have chosen to show all the work in the show on this gallery page. 
[by artist – in reverse alphabetical order for a change!]



Wax, as an art material, is fluid, translucent, malleable, and tactile – qualities that can effectively represent many of the literal attributes and metaphorical meanings associated with Walls. The exhibiting members of this exhibit are Lola Baltzell, Jeanne Borofsky, Camille Davidson, Angel Dean, Soosen Dunholter, Ken Eason, Hélène Farrar, Kay Hartung, Sue Katz, Ruth Sack, Sarah Springer, Marina Thompson, and Lelia Weinstein.