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Art History through a Jewish Lens: From Bezalel to Agam
September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
What binds these artists and their work together is the running theme of “Art with a Jewish heart.” From antiquity to the present day, Jewish artists produced mosaic synagogue floors, exquisite Torah decorations, magnificent illuminated manuscripts, beautiful Chanukah lamps, and seder plates. Discuss the reasons why nineteenth-century Jewish painters like Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, Isidor Kaufman, and Maurycy Gottlieb went mainstream, and learn how Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism laid the groundwork for Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine, Rothko and other Jewish giants of twentieth-century art.