Joel Silverstein’s Tanach Series at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum

Joel Silverstein’s Tanach Series engages with the issues of visual art, personal experience, and the Hebrew Bible.
Midrash (commentary) and autobiography illuminate the text, creating paintings that are distinctive for their representational narratives, vivid figurative expressionism, and direct evocative brushwork.
Silverstein’s goal is the creation of a rich constellation, linking religious and cultural Judaism, art, and the imagination.  
Learn more.


Full-color catalog with essay by Joel Silverstein and curator Nancy Mantell here.

Opening and Artist’s Talk:
Thursday, February 17 at 5:00-7:00 pm ET

REGISTER for the opening

The Dr. Bernard Heller Museum
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY

Registration, proof of vaccination and booster, and mask required.

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Presented by the Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture, with the support of George, z” l, and Mildred Weissman

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