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"
Jane Trigère: Women of the Balcony On view October 30, 2011 – February 5, 2012 Jane Trigère and Susan Chevlowe, Director, Derfner Judaica Museum A Conversation Susan Chevlowe: What brought you to Congregation Ohav Sholaum and what did you first encounter there? Can you describe how it looked inside and what went through your mind? […]Read more "Jane Trigère: Women of the Balcony"
Micaela Amato: Exile Traces On view March 6–May 22, 2011 Micaela Amato and Susan Chevlowe, Director, Derfner Judaica Museum A Conversation Susan Chevlowe: Sephardi Jews trace their roots to the Iberian Peninsula and have distinct customs, rituals and practices associated with the traditions of that locale and its diaspora communities. Your art engages your own […]Read more "Micaela Amato: Exile Traces"