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Women’s Work, Women’s Art: Ita Aber At Yeshiva University Museum

25 Tammuz 5767 – July 11, 2007
Could there be such a thing as Women's Art? From my liberal modernist perspective such a notion is foreign, threatening and, indeed, heretical.

The Art Of Jewish Medicine

18 Tammuz 5767 – July 4, 2007
When Mark Podwal showed the galleys for his book "Doctored Drawings" to a former culture editor at The New York Times (he has drawn for the op-ed page for 35 years), he suggested Podwal remove eight drawings with Jewish symbolism.

Illustrating The Postmodernist’s Bible: Nature in John Bradford’s Art

4 Tammuz 5767 – June 20, 2007
Some painters enslave themselves to detailed landscapes, patiently tracking every tree branch and grass blade in an effort to transcribe and document everything.

The Jewish Gallery

27 Sivan 5767 – June 13, 2007
Something is blooming in Brooklyn that promises a dramatic revitalization of Jewish visual culture.

Poetic Art And Biblical Illustration: A Study In Contrasts

13 Sivan 5767 – May 30, 2007
One of the advantages museums hold over galleries is that their exhibits need not focus on one theme.

The New Arthur Szyk: Fad Or Revival?

5 Sivan 5767 – May 22, 2007
Cartoonists often draw the short straws at posh cocktail parties.

A Middle Eastern Scavenger Hunt: Can Shaymos be Art?

21 Iyyar 5767 – May 9, 2007
Oftentimes, the art world functions like an ecosystem, whereby certain artist-producers generate innovative, new content, and artist-consumers readily borrow from those raw materials and shape them into new products.

And Then Came The Painter…

15 Iyyar 5767 – May 2, 2007
Although Passover is no longer around the corner (11 months and counting until next year's cleaning craze), Had Gadya remains a timeless song of Jewish persecution and triumph over generation after generation of anti-Semitism.

The Artistic Side Of Holocaust Art

8 Iyyar 5767 – April 25, 2007
Holocaust art has dominated the news lately for all the wrong reasons.

Jewish Women Artists Talk About Their Work (Part Five)

30 Nisan 5767 – April 18, 2007
Permission to Use Hebrew Letters, Healing the World, and the Pull of Judaism

Jewish Women Artists Talk About Their Work (Part Four)

24 Nisan 5767 – April 12, 2007
"Am I a Jewish artist? A woman artist? A Jewish woman artist? Of course!

Jewish Women Artists Talk About Their Work (Part Three)

14 Nisan 5767 – April 2, 2007
Israeli Trees, The Four Corners Of Jewish Art, Kabbalistic Shells, And Tender Heaviness

Jewish Women Artists Talk About Their Work (Part Two)

9 Nisan 5767 – March 28, 2007
Shabbat Chess, Lighting The Torah, A Hidden Synagogue, And Ketubah Collage

Jewish Women Artists Talk About Their Work (Part One)

2 Nisan 5767 – March 21, 2007
On Sunday, February 18, I attended an opening at the Kraft Center for Jewish Life (also known as the Columbia/Barnard Hillel) for the exhibit Words Within.

Does Being Jewish, American And An Artist… A Jewish-American Artist Make?

24 Adar 5767 – March 14, 2007
Was Rembrandt a Jewish artist because he painted the Jewish wedding?

Impressions Of Meah Shearim

10 Adar 5767 – February 28, 2007
"Back in Russia most of my works were dark and grey, reflecting the mood of those days and the way they taught us to paint," says artist Eric Lubiynov.

A Jewish Blend Of Comedy And Tragedy

3 Adar 5767 – February 21, 2007
Mattress companies are forever reminding us that we spend one third of our lives in bed.

Two Jewish Intellectuals And An Anti-Semitic Composer

26 Shevat 5767 – February 14, 2007
It sounds like a variation upon a hackneyed joke: Two Jewish writers and an anti-Semitic composer walk into a salon.

Rock-Hard Paintings

5 Shevat 5767 – January 24, 2007
The notion of a foreground and a background in a painting is an illusion.

The Calm Before The Storm

20 Tevet 5767 – January 10, 2007
Often times, the most terrifying thing that plagues someone undergoing a traumatic process is uncertainty.

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