Category Ben Schachter

Introducing Ben Schachter, our new Jewish art blogger

Hello. I’m very pleased to announce that I will be blogging for the Jewish Art Salon.  Who am I?  I’m Ben Schachter. I received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in studio art and art history (I got half way through the math major) and I received an MFA in studio art and an MS […]

Borders/Boundaries/Barriers at the Derfner Museum

Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art   March 26–July 23, 2017 Reception Sunday, March 26 1:30-3pm Talk by curator Reba Wulkan   Grounded in the description in Genesis that the world came into being through a series of divisions – light and darkness, day and night, sea and land, animals and human beings – this exhibition presents […]

Call for Proposals Conney Conference on Jewish Art

50 Years After Harold Rosenberg: Is there a Jewish Art (Yet?) The 2017 Conney Conference on Jewish Arts will focus on the legacy of Harold Rosenberg’s great rhetorical gesture and its continued resonance across the arts. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dance Scholar and choreographer Judith Brin Ingber and Visual artist/author Ben Schachter, Jewish Art Salon member and Advisor. The […]

Ben Schachter delivers ELI TALK on Jewish Creativity

How do we define “Jewish Art” today? Is it simply art that depicts Jewish subject or that it’s made by a Jewish artist? Ben Schachter, a professor of art, suggests that it’s neither, rather the process informed by the experience of Shabbat that defines Jewish art today. View here “Shabbat is a Model of Creation: the […]

Dimensions of Spirituality: Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot

The Jewish Art Salon partners with the Jewish Artists Initiative to present two High Holiday-themed exhibitions. ON VIEW | August 15 – December 19, 2016, Monday – Friday: 9  – 5  RECEPTION | September 21: 7 – 9 PM Acclaimed Israeli artist and Chair of the Art Department at University of Haifa, Sharon Poliakine, will provide commentary on the […]

Conney Conference on Jewish Arts

Tuesday, March 24th began the 2015 Conney Conference on Jewish Arts, this year in Los Angeles. Starting with a reception in the evening of Monday the 23rd events run through Thursday, March 26th. The Conference is co-sponsored by the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities and University of Wisconsin’s Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies.  The following […]

Richard McBee’s Contemporary Jewish Art: The Challenge

The Journal of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Volume 7 2013-2014 “Milin Havivin” presents its first-ever special issue: A Judaism Engaged with the Arts. The outstanding articles in this issue demonstrate that Judaism and the arts are not separated by an impassable cleft, but are joined together in a surprisingly intimate relationship. Judaism has enjoyed a longstanding engagement with […]

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS EXPLORING WOMEN IN TANACH

The Association of Jewish Studies will hold its 46th Annual Conference in Baltimore December 14-16, 2014. Sunday December 14, 11:15am to 12:45pm, a Roundtable Discussion titled Contemporary Artists Exploring Women in Tanach and Talmud will take place at the Hilton Baltimore. The discussants are Jewish Art Salon members Richard McBee, Ruth Weisberg, Matthew Baigell, and Ben Schachter. The moderator is Vivian […]

United (Jewish) Artists

By Aaron Rosen, December 2013 Excerpt:  For Dutch-born artist Yona Verwer, the driving force behind Jewish Art Salon in New York, both the Beit Midrash and JAI provided critical inspiration. Before she founded the salon in 2008, she says, “there was no community. Most artists did not know each other, nor did they know art historians, curators and […]

THE GOLDEN AGE OF JEWISH ART

Jewish Art Panel at the Conference of the Association of Jewish Studies.  With Jewish Art Salon Members Matthew Baigell, Richard McBee and Ben Schachter. The AJS 44th Annual Conference takes place December 16-18, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois at the Sheraton, Chicago “The Golden Age of Jewish Art”: Art and its Advocates Mon, Dec 17 – 11:00am – […]

SILENT WITNESSES: Synagogues Transformed, Rebuilt or Abandoned

Artists Respond to History Holocaust Memorial Center 28123 Orchard Lake Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334 (Metro Detroit) Hours: Sun – Thurs 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Fri 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Tel: (248) 553-2400. “Silent Witnesses” is a collaboration of the Cultural Heritage Artists Project,  the Jewish Art Salon, JWalks, and the Holocaust Memorial […]