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"