By Olga Khvan for Boston Magazine To celebrate Hanukkah this year, windows at eight establishments throughout Boston will be illuminated with installations by local artists—one to represent each night of the Festival of Lights. “8 Nights, 8 Windows” is the city’s first Jewish public art project, organized by the New Center for Arts and Culture […]
As contemporary artists we constantly strike a balance between what is new and what our influences are. What is it then to approach a lost piece of art, which may have been essential to the heritage you hold dear, and make something new from it? In 2011, three organizations—the Museum of the History of Polish […]
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In addition to a priest, mannequins depicting a Jew, a Buddhist, a Hindu and a Muslim greet visitors. Gordon M. Grant for The New York Times The artist Nina Yankowitz is known for projecting words in glass houses, and oh how they can shatter the place. For “Criss-Crossing the Divine,” her current exhibition at Guild […]
With its newest exhibition, Yael Bartana: Inferno (on view July 18 – October 19, 2014), the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage invites visitors to experience a provocative and powerful film that’s only been shown once before in the United States. Inferno is inspired by a Neo-Pentecostal church’s current efforts to rebuild The Temple of Solomon—the […]
From Sagmeister & Walsh: The Jewish Museum is located in a beautiful seven-story mansion in the Upper East side of Manhattan. It is the preeminent museum in the United States devoted to art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum has a renowned collection of 30,000 objects that is among the three largest of its kind […]
By: Menachem Wecker Originally published January 6th, 2014 for the Jewish Press Interfaith harmony, wherein religious lions sprawl peacefully alongside vulnerable lamblike colleagues, might be an appealing notion, but it doesn’t necessarily, or often, produce good fodder for an exhibit. It’s not difficult to curate an exhibit that celebrates different faiths and their collective tolerance, […]
Immersive, intense, free, week-long workshops for anyone, ages 21 to 30, who’s curious about the connections between Jewishness and modern culture.
The Eruv Exhibit at the YU Museum is a Jewish Art Now favorite! If you haven’t seen the show, this is your chance to catch a rare exhibition combining contemporary Jewish art, with ancient text, oral histories, and art history! It’s a Thin Line: The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond. Curated […]
Continuing coverage of the CAJM Conference in NYC As more and more Jewish institutions are looking to innovate the way they engage, many are opening up to collaborations they would not have pursued before. Although far-reaching partnerships and crowdsourcing are integral parts of the way an audience is cultivated in the 21st century, the resistance […]