Impressions of Eastern Europe: Prints from the Permanent Collection On view February 23–May 10, 2020 Text by Susan Chevlowe, Chief Curator and Museum Director As participants in some of the most significant art movements of the twentieth century, the 16 artists in this exhibition worked at a time of rapid change, including urbanization, secularization, industrialization, […]Read more "Impressions of Eastern Europe: Prints from the Permanent Collection"
Swords into Ploughshares: Sculpture by Jay Moss On view from July 15–October 7, 2018 Text by Susan Chevlowe, Chief Curator and Museum Director Over a period of several months in late 1943, Jay Moss’s combat engineer regiment traveled on landing craft from North Africa to the beachhead at Anzio, Italy, landing on January 22, 1944. […]Read more "Swords into Ploughshares: Sculpture by Jay Moss"
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"
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"
Richard McBee draws equally from what is read and what is seen. Discussions of Jewish art often set these systems—textual and visual knowledge—in opposition.Read more "Richard McBee: Relative Narratives"
To Forgive and Remember: Reshaping Contemporary Consciousness Text by Susan Chevlowe, Chief Curator and Museum Director Planned to coincide with the Jewish High Holidays, To Forgive and Remember: Reshaping Contemporary Consciousness addresses the historical and present impact of judgment, forgiveness, oneness and remembrance on individuals and communities through the lens of contemporary art. The artists’ […]Read more "To Forgive and Remember: Reshaping Contemporary Consciousness"
Lynda Caspe – Biblical Reliefs and Cityscapes On view September 22, 2013–January 5, 2014 Lynda Caspe and Susan Chevlowe, Director, Derfner Judaica Museum A Conversation Susan Chevlowe: What inspired you to begin the biblical scenes? And why in relief sculpture? Lynda Caspe: I was asked to curate an exhibition for the Synagogue for the Arts […]Read more "Lynda Caspe – Biblical Reliefs and Cityscapes"