Debra Olin at the Eldridge St Museum

EVERY PROTECTION, work by Debra Olin at The Museum at Eldridge Street, October 14 – April 24, 2022

This exhibition includes 9 large monoprints in the museum as well as From the Oral Torah an installation hanging from the ceiling of the women’s balcony of the synagogue. 

The Every Protection series was inspired by the ethnographic work of S. An-sky, an author, playwright and researcher of Jewish folklore and tradition. Undertaking a study he called “The Jewish Ethnographic Program”, An-sky set out to document Jewish Life in the Russian Pale of Settlement between 1912-1914.

He compiled an extensive questionnaire, covering every aspect of the life cycle. The artwork in Every Protection explores the queries dealing with pregnancy and childbirth. 

The Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, NYC, www.eldridgestreet.org , 212-219-0302, contact@eldridgestreet.org 

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10 – 5, Friday, 10 – 3, mask, ID and proof of vaccination required for entry. 

View HERE the Jewish Art Salon video recording of Debra’s presentation last year about this work. Debra’s art starts at 36 minutes into the video.

From the Oral Torah, mixed media installation, dimensions variable, photo: Jan Salamon

Debra Olin www.debraolin.com

One comment

  1. shoshannahbrombacher · ·

    Very interesting!!! I also worked on Ansky. maybe we can discuss that. My email is shoshbm@gmail.com, Shoshannah Brombacher (I am at the moment in Berlin, 6 hours time difference with NY)

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