Leonard Freed: Israel Magazine 1967–1968 On view September 15, 2019–January 5, 2020 Text by Susan Chevlowe, Chief Curator and Museum Director Leonard Freed had been living in Amsterdam for a decade when war broke out between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria in June 1967. In response to this news, he […]Read more "Leonard Freed: Israel Magazine 1967–1968"
From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx: Early Acquisitions from The Art Collection On view May 5–August 25, 2019 Text by Emily O’Leary, Associate Curator The Grosvenor Gallery in London promoted artists from Eastern Bloc countries at the height of the Cold War and came to play a central role in shaping the Hebrew Home […]Read more "From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx: Early Acquisitions from The Art Collection"
Erosion: Works by Leonard Ursachi On view July 15, 2018–January 6, 2019 Introduction Emily O’Leary, Associate Curator In 2008, the Hebrew Home acquired Leonard Ursachi’s work Hiding Place, an outdoor sculpture created for the New York City Parks in 2007 that was temporarily installed in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The eight-foot-tall sculpture is formed from […]Read more "Erosion: Works by Leonard Ursachi"
The idea of a watershed suggests a branching, be it of physical terrain, historical events or spiritual and aesthetic concepts. This notion is particularly powerful in conjunction with Jerusalem. The exhibition arc encompasses multiple divergences that begin with and come back to the geological topography of the Sacred City.Read more "Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth"
Life is a journey. The places it takes us are unpredictable—sometimes disheartening but occasionally thrilling. Art is also a journey. The artist leads us—at least, those who pay attention—to places we have never been before, to realms of the imagination we have never encountered, and to paths toward truth we have never tried.Read more "Brenda Zlamany: 100/100"
In 1975, the young photographer Chuck Fishman traveled to Poland to photograph what he has described “was then a dwindling remnant of a once-vibrant Jewish community on the brink of extinction.”* Returning several times between 1975 and 1983, Fishman’s images provide rare glimpses into Jewish life during a period when Jews in the West had little or no access to their Polish forebears in the post-Holocaust era.Read more "Chuck Fishman: Roots, Resilience and Renewal—A Portrait of Polish Jews, 1975–2016"
As described in Genesis, at the advent of the world, God initiated the very first separation, using the term vayavdel (translated as “and He divided”). The world came into being through a series of divisions: light and darkness, day and night, sea and land, animals and human beings. Separation is intrinsic to the biblical Creation and to the human story, with its geographic, physical and spiritual borders.Read more "Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art"