Judaism & The Arts

Increasingly, artistic works of Judaica are being housed not in Jewish institutions or self-contained collections, but rather in mainstream institutions, such as Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Royal Ontario Museum. How’s that working out? (Tablet Magazine)

A look at Michal Rovner, who may well be the best known Israeli artist in the world, and who has a colossal new exhibition (including two stone structures and four video works) spread over three different wings of the Louvre. (Ha’aretz)

Female artists from the Israel’s religious community face numerous barriers to joining the art world, but with improved educational and supportive efforts, that is starting to change. (Ha’aretz)

What should we make of the frequent use of a crucifix in the painting of Marc Chagall? (Jewish Press)

A look at Uri Lifshitz, one of the fathers and theorists of the new painting in Israeli art, who “created unfathomable amounts of prints, drawings, etchings and sculptures over 50 years” and who had a contentious relationship with the Israelis art world. (Ha’aretz)

More than a dozen Jewish women are exhibiting an amazing diversity of design and execution in a St. Louis show, “Uncommon Visions: Jewish Textile Artists.” (American Jewish World)

Patrick Stewart talks about finding more “diversity” in the character of Shylock for the Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Merchant of Venice. (Jewish Chronicle)

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