Category Matthew Baigell

Matthew Baigell on Stereotypes and Jewish Identity for the Jewish Book Council

Matthew Baigell, author, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, and Jewish Art Salon advisor, guest blogged for the Jewish Book Council last week, posting two short essays. The first one speaks of Jewish identity in art seen in the media:   “As an art historian specializing in American art, I had wondered why contemporary Jewish art had been […]

Matthew Baigell’s The Implacable Urge to Defame available for preorder

The Implacable Urge to Defame: Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877-1935 Matthew Baigell Syracuse University Press Hardcover 978-0-8156-3496-6   Available now. “Fascinating, disturbing, groundbreaking and stunningly complete, The Implacable Urge to Defame will remain a unique and brilliant work, to be studied and referenced for years to come.”—Archie Rand, professor of art, Brooklyn College, The City […]

Matthew Baigell & the Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards 2016

Our Advisory Board member Matthew Baigell’s Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American American Art, 1880-1940 (Syracuse University Press, 2015) was awarded Honorable Mention in the Association of Jewish Studies Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards for 2016 in the category for Jews and the Arts. These awards recognize and promote outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies and […]

Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art.

  Two Jewish Art Salon advisors are in the news. Ori Z. Soltes reviewed the latest publication by Matthew Baigell.  The book is available on Amazon here “When I open a book written by Matthew Baigell I typically have two expectations. I count on something very well researched, with a careful and judicious handling of diverse […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Are We Living in a Golden Age of Jewish Art?

The Arty Semite By Matthew Baigell, March 4, 2011 Most people do not know that we are living in a golden age of Jewish American art. But, as I will explain in a lecture at the Jewish Museum on March 7, we are. Since around 1975, there has been an incredible but largely ignored outpouring of art […]