Founded in 1904, the Jewish Museum in New York was the first Jewish museum in the United States and is the oldest existing Jewish museum in the world. It houses 30,000 objects, which is the largest collection of art and Jewish culture outside of Israel.
Examining Jewish ceremonial objects from antiquity to the present, Beauty and Ritual: Judaica from the Jewish Museum, New York marks the first in a series of presentations from the world-renowned collection of the Jewish Museum in New York City. The new, on-going partnership between MFAH and the Jewish Museum brings exceptional objects to Houston over a period of years.
Beauty and Ritual explores the artistic, ritualistic and cultural significance of works, which come from Jewish communities throughout the world, spanning Central Asia to North Africa and Western Europe. The exhibition also explores how artists – from different backgrounds – and Jewish communities have creatively adapted traditional forms of Judaica by utilizing a rich array of styles, materials and techniques, and drawing on broader cultures. The exhibition comprises three thematic galleries: “The Art of Synagogue: Adorning the Torah”, “A Day of Rest: The Radiance of the Sabbath” and “Beyond the Synagogue and the Home: The Light of the Hanukkah Menorah”.
This afternoon at the Museum is for HCRJ members born between 1946 and 1946. To sign up, please contact Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org.