JEWISH LIFE: PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTION
March 1-May 31, 2015 • Works on Paper Gallery
Created by artists known for their depictions of Jewish customs and cultural identity, many of the 12 prints in this exhibition reflect nostalgia for times past. For Jews in the Diaspora (Jews outside of Israel), it is shared history, literature and custom as well as religious belief and practice that creates a feeling of continuity and belonging.
During the exhibition’s run, several significant springtime Jewish holidays will take place, including Purim (a joyous festival on Mar. 5), Pesach (Passover on April 4-11) and Shavuot (the Giving of the Torah on May 24-25). While these holidays are based on Biblical events, April 16 acknowledges a modern observance, Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, a somber commemoration of the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis during World War II.
Curator: R. Lynn Whitelaw
Guest Curator: Gail Simon, LRMA Docent
March 22 @ 3:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Jewish Life