The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: January 9th, 2008Sections → Arts
Lynn Russell's current exhibition at the Chassidic Art Institute challenges us with a piety that resists all easy answers.
Posted on: January 3rd, 2008Sections → Arts
Art criticism is often a messy business that has a lot to do with passing judgment.
Posted on: December 27th, 2007Sections → Arts
The Gates of Paradise have arrived in New York, and anyone interested in experiencing one of the great masterpieces of the Early Italian Renaissance cannot afford to miss this current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Posted on: December 19th, 2007Sections → Arts
Puppeteers are supposed to be jolly sorts, who associate with Sesame Street, the Muppets and Mister Rogers's Neighborhood.
Posted on: December 12th, 2007Sections → Arts
The varieties of Jewish art are always a delight to explore, but occasionally an exhibition comes along that provides surprises and insights that trouble even the most assured of viewers.
Posted on: December 5th, 2007Sections → Arts
When Mark Godfrey first stumbled across Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered European Jews in Berlin, he did not recognize it.
Posted on: November 28th, 2007Sections → Arts
Much like the Jewish people themselves, the legacy of Jewish Art has miraculously survived seemingly endless assaults over the past two centuries.
Posted on: November 21st, 2007Sections → Arts
One of the greatest insights Jacques Derrida laid out in his conceptualization of Deconstruction was that a thing can coexist with its opposite, and in fact, neither can be properly understood without the other.
Posted on: November 14th, 2007Sections → Arts
The L.A Story, a selection of works from 10 contemporary Los Angeles Jewish artists currently at the Hebrew Union College - Institute of Religion Museum, poses the question of what exactly constitutes Jewish Art and what is its condition today on the West Coast.
Posted on: October 24th, 2007Sections → Arts
The smile is as unmistakable as the pointed white beard, long flowing side curls, black hat, robe and thick white socks.
Posted on: September 25th, 2007Sections → Arts
In a 1972 study, Stanley Milgram found that "familiar strangers" who share a repeated experience (like riding the same bus every day) are likelier to communicate when cast into an unfamiliar setting, than are two strangers with no such shared experience.
Posted on: September 11th, 2007Sections → Arts
What role can a documentary film assume when facts cannot be agreed upon and truth is spelled with a lower case "t"?
Posted on: September 5th, 2007Sections → Arts
Rembrandt's etching, Abraham Entertaining the Angels, is a pristine jewel of Biblical narrative.
Posted on: August 29th, 2007Sections → Arts
When the prophet Nathan woke up in the morning and saw his to-do list for the day - rebuke the king of Israel for his sin with Bathsheba - did he hit his snooze alarm and try, like the prophet Jonah, to shirk his duty?
Posted on: August 22nd, 2007Sections → Arts
What is Frydlender up to? Barry Frydlender, the prominent Israeli photographer, is currently privileged with simultaneous exhibitions at the Tel Aviv Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Posted on: August 15th, 2007Sections → Arts
If an Israeli settler and a Palestinian shopkeeper sat through Israeli playwright Ilan Hatsor's Masked, both might feel betrayed and misrepresented.
Posted on: August 8th, 2007Sections → Arts
Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio (1571-1610) was well acquainted with evil. His short violent life careened wildly between prestigious painting commissions from the most powerful men in Rome and drunken street brawls with the lowest of the low. Such behavior led to frequent encounters with the police, lawsuits, duels and finally murder. Exposed early in life to […]
Posted on: August 1st, 2007Sections → Arts
"Your powers are weak, old man," Darth Vader tells Obi-Wan Kenobi as the young Luke anxiously watches the ensuing battle from a distance.
Posted on: July 25th, 2007Sections → Arts
I walked slowly away from the Coliseum in Rome. Completed in 80 C.E. by the Emperor Titus it was used for almost 500 years for countless gladiatorial games and bloody spectacles.
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