Heller Museum Opening Reception Sept. 23

The Dr. Bernard Heller Museum in NYC will reopen on September 23rd, 2021. Opening reception 5-7pm.

Sixteen JAS members are exhibiting in “Relative Relations”. The exhibition closed during the Covid lockdown, but is now reopening with several additional art works.


Advance reservations, proof of vaccination, and masks are required for your visit.

REGISTER HERE:

http://huc.edu/reopening-dr-bernard-heller-museum

Thursday Sept 23, 5-7 pm

Bernard Heller Museum, NYC, re-opening with 16 JAS members in the Relative Relations exhibition.


RSVP: 212-824-2218 or museumnyc@huc.edu

Thursday September 23, 5-7pm

Bernard Heller Museum at the HUC-JIR Institute

One West 4th Street, New York, NY

Participating JAS members:

HEDDY ABRAMOWITZ • ANDI ARNOVITZ  • CAROLE GLAUBER • KEN GOLDMAN • TAMAR HIRSCHL • ELLEN HOLTZBLATT • RICHARD MCBEE • MARK PODWAL • ARCHIE RAND • FLORA ROSEFSKY • TRIX ROSEN • CYNTHIA BETH RUBIN  • BRIAN SHAPIRO • YONA VERWER  •  DAVID WANDER • JOYCE ELLEN WEINSTEIN • RUTH WEISBERG


Nisan – Aries
from the series Zodiacs and the Lower East Side
Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer © 2021
Mixed media: analog / digital
combining painting, photography, image processing. digital imaging
web interactive version produced with Kris Tonski
http://zodiacs-les.nyc/nisan.html

The second exhibition to open that night is NEW YORK ART IN THE DEPRESSION ERA, September through December 2021. Leading artists of the Depression Era depicted New York City at a time of crisis and resilience, and offer historical precedents for the revival of this city in the wake of Covid today. 

ABOUT RELATIVE RELATIONS

Seventy artists explore human connections shaped by genetics, proximity, interests, and shared destiny in “Relative Relations,” on view at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at HUC-JIR/New York through December 2021.

Curator Laura Kruger explains, “This exhibition highlights the connections that provide for the amazing melding of the human race, an ever-widening network of interests, talents, commitment, and broadening diversity.”

Rabbi Andrea Weiss, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost, says, “The Hebrew Bible offers one word that unifies the sundry relationships highlighted in this exhibition: chesed. While sometimes translated as “love,” “kindness,” or “mercy,” it proves challenging to capture in English the various nuances of this important biblical word. Chesed is a covenantal term, one that refers to the generous and compassionate things we do for others because we are connected to one another in some type of meaningful relationship.”  

Director Jean Bloch Rosensaft noted, “Relative Relationships” represents the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum’s mission to present exhibitions that explore Jewish experience, values, and history and have universal relevance. The ethnic and religious diversity of the seventy artists in this exhibition find common ground in their expression of the essence of human connections.”

Rabbi David Adelson, Dean of HUC-JIR/New York, stated, “The unity amid diversity represented in “Relative Relations” is exactly the message we need to hear in this moment in our nation’s and world’s history.”

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