Visions of Jewish Art
This fellowship is not currently being offered. To express interest in future Arts fellowships, contact Rabbi Sara Rich.
In this fellowship seminar we will examine the intersection of art and Jewish culture. As we look at art from 3000 years of Jewish history, throughout which Jews have shared the artistic styles of the numerous countries in which they have settled, we will look for continuous patterns in what constitutes Jewish art, and take note as well when an artist shatters the mold.
The course will kick-off with a special tour of the Jewish Museum in New York, to introduce us to the diversity and richness of Jewish art. In the following six sessions, guest artists and scholars will deepen our understanding of such topics as Jewish sacred art and space, the role of art in Jewish-Gentile relations, the art of Israel, and spirituality as a source of artistic creativity.
Participants in this fellowship will be granted the opportunity to work together to create a vision for art in the CJL building and to make a recommendation for the purchase of new art for the CJL collection.
This fellowship will meet on six Mondays, Nov. 5-Dec. 10, from 4:30-6:00 pm, at the CJL. The trip to the Jewish Museum will take place on Sunday, October 14th. Participants are expected to attend all sessions of the fellowship. All artists, art historians and art appreciators are invited to apply.
Please contact Rabbi Sara Rich (slrich@) for more information.
Fill out our Fellowships Common Application to apply.