Category Richard McBee

Creativity and the Jewish Soul

Jewish Art Salon’s Founding Member, Richard McBee, has collaborated with Rabbi Richard Borah to create a new book. Creativity and the Jewish Soul – An Exploration of the Book of Genesis,  provides Torah commentary, poetry and original paintings that relate to the place of creativity in Jewish life and practice. Drawing on ideas from scholars such as […]

JOMIX- Jews, the Comics & Art; Past & Present – Panel

The Jewish Art Salon presents JOMIX- Jews, the Comics & Art; Past & Present, an artists panel, on Long Island, NY.  Sunday September 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Sid Jacobson JCC in East Hills, New York 300 Forest Dr., Greenvale, NY 11548. (516) 484-1545 Map here.   This panel is in conjunction with the Jewish Art […]

Paint by Numbers at the HUC-JIR Museum

Numbers are integral to Jewish rituals, belief, significant historical dates, and daily life. Numbers and numerology have been at the core of Biblical understanding since the Bible was codified and possibly before. Inescapable, numbers are the global language of humanity. More than fifty contemporary artists illuminate the meaning of numbers and their symbolism through a […]

JOMIX – Jewish Comics; Art and Derivation

The Jewish Art Salon & the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center present: JOMIX – Jewish Comics; Art and Derivation  Curated by Joel Silverstein, Richard McBee & Aimee Rubensteen. Conceived by the Jewish Art Salon. September 25 12:00-3:00 PM  Opening                                    […]

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 […]

Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art and Architecture

Ori Z. Soltes’ new book was recently published and is available here on Amazon. This magnum opus of 630 pages is currently available as a black & white edition. The two-volume full-color edition will be available in a few months. Not only are many Jewish Art Salon artists represented in this book, it ends with our […]

Call for High Holiday Art

The Jewish Art Salon is collaborating with the Jewish Artists Initiative of Southern California in an exchange exhibit. Title of the exhibition: Dimensions of Spirituality – Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. The J.A.S. will exhibit in Los Angeles Fall 2016. The J.A.I. will exhibit in Manhattan in 2017. Curators for the J.A.S. exhibit: Richard […]

Passover Panel Discussion at the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery

On Sunday April 10th, 2016 the gallery at CKI will re-open for the evening at 7 with cocktails/spirits and refreshments. At 8 pm there will be a discussion with 10 of the the artists of the current exhibit Passover and the Consequences of Freedom. This show is curated by Richard McBee, and a collaboration with […]

CREATIVE METHODS: HOW JEWISH ARTISTS MAKE JEWISH ART

Sunday, March 27th, 2016 featured an art symposium at The Jewish Museum, New York. Organized by the Harry Friedman Society, the Alfred & Jean Moldovan Memorial Symposium involved three Jewish Art Salon members. Ori Z. Soltes, Goldman Professorial Lecturer in Theology & Fine Art, Georgetown University, who is also an Advisor to the Jewish Art Salon, presented Defining Jewish […]

Richard McBee: Relative Narratives at the Derfner Museum

The exhibition, comprising two of McBee’s narrative painting series, Sotah Series, 2009, and The Story of Asenath, 2014, will be on view from April 10–August 14, 2016.  Opening Reception & Artist’s Talk: Sunday, April 10, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Derfner Judaica Museum 5901 Palisade Avenue Riverdale, NY 10471 R.S.V.P. 718.581.1596 or art@hebrewhome.org Richard McBee draws equally from what is read and […]

Passover and the Consequences of Freedom

Art exhibit presented by Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery and the Jewish Art Salon. Curated by Richard McBee, Jewish Art Salon. Opening reception Saturday, March 12, 2016, 8:00 – 11:00 pm. March 12 – June 25, 2016, on view Sundays 11-2. About the exhibit: This year Passover will be really special in Brooklyn as the Congregation Kol […]

Symposium on Femininity and Masculinity in Jewish Art

The Mishkan Museum in Ein Harod, Israel, hosts a closing event on January 29th at the exhibit New York / New Work, which features works by Jewish Art Salon members. This symposium, in memory of Ahuva Ben Aharon, is done in conjunction with Midreshet Ein Hanatziv, Niggun Nashim and Oranim College.  The New York / New Work exhibition […]

CALL FOR ART – Passover

Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon and the Brooklyn Jewish Gallery @ CKI Venue: Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery @ CKI, 603 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY. More info on the gallery here. Theme: Passover and the Consequences of Freedom. Maximum dimensions: 48 x 48, ready to hang, all media, but not 3-D. Curator: Richard McBee. IMPORTANT: Works must […]

Jewish Art Salon Session With Andi Arnovitz

The Jewish Art Salon is pleased to present: Andi Arnovitz at Yeshiva University Museum Thursday, December 3, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Light refreshments – 5:30 pm 6:00 pm Artist’s Tour of Threatened Beauty – Works by Andi Arnovitz  6:30 pm Arnovitz’s PowerPoint Presentation: highlights of her biblical and Jewish-themed feminist works, Venetian Haggadah project, Jerusalem Biennale. Andi will […]

“New York New Work” at the Mishkan Museum of Art

  The Mishkan Museum of Art in Ein Harod presents New York / New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC  November 13 – January 31, 2016 Opening Reception Friday November 13, 11:30 AM. Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, 18965 Israel The exhibition, co-organized by the Jewish Art Salon, a global group of artists and scholars, […]

Evil: A Matter Of Intent

The HUC – JIR Museum in New York hosts an art exhibit on the concept of Evil. The art will be on view till June 30, 2016. Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm, with a program at 6:30 pm Evil is not a cosmic accident. It does not just happen. Natural disasters happen. Disease, drought, […]

New York / New Work – Talks & Films at the Jerusalem Biennale

Wednesday 30th of September, 16:30 – 19:00 NEW YORK / NEW WORK – ARTISTS TALKS & FILMS As part of the Jerusalem Biennale 2015 Van Leer Institute, Polonsky Auditorium, Jabotinsky 43, Jerusalem   16:00 – View the art exhibit.        ARTISTS TALKS 16:30 – Panel with exhibiting artists Yona Verwer, Richard McBee, Cynthia Beth Rubin, David Wander. Introductions by Dvora […]

The Jerusalem Biennale in El Al Magazine Article

El Al’s September 2015 article mentions the Jewish Art Salon’s exhibit New York / New Work, and artists Siona Benjamin, Archie Rand, Richard McBee, Tobi Kahn and Andi Arnovitz. The article also features JAS member Yehudis Barmatz. Other press received so far: Israeli News Channel 10 Daily news (Around the 26:17 minutes mark), October 13, 2015 JNS.org What’s that huge white […]

Jewish Art Salon at the Jerusalem Biennale 2015

THE SECOND JERUSALEM BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWISH ART WILL SHOWCASE THE WORK OF NEARLY 200 ISRAELI AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. The Jewish Art Salon’s Pavilion at the Polonsky Academy features New York / New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC, curated by Dvora Liss and David Sperber Participating artists: Helène Aylon, Siona Benjamin, Tobi Kahn, Rachel Kanter, Robert Kirschbaum, Richard McBee, Archie Rand, Cynthia […]

JOMIX Catalog

We are proud to announce the catalog of our art exhibit JOMIX-Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation Expertly designed by Dorit Jordan Dotan, the print version will be ready late September. Online preview here. The exhibit, an expanded version of the previous JOMIX, is curated by Joel Silverstein, Aimee Rubensteen, and Richard McBee. Wendi Furman and Yona Verwer assisted […]

JOMIX — Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation

UJA-Federation of New York 
invites you to their exhibit with the Jewish Art Salon. JOMIX — Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation UJA-Federation of New York 130 East 59th Street, Seventh-Floor Gallery, New York City Exhibition on view March 1 – May 8, 2015 Monday-Thursday 10-6 by appointment. Contact Lillian Rodriguez at 1.212.836.1793 or rodriguezl@ujafedny.org ______________________ Gallery talk & tour Tuesday, […]

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 […]

ELAT CHAYIM ARTFEST

Join the Jewish Art Salon at the Elat Chayim ArtFest at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in the Berkshires Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Celebrating and highlighting the vibrant infusion of creativity and artistic engagement in a diverse, eco-conscious Jewish community. This art festival offers a wildly diverse array of opportunities to […]

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 – […]

FRACTURED EPICS – Joel Silverstein

December 12, 2012- January 27, 2013. Presented by: The Jewish Art Salon & The Columbia / Barnard Kraft Center 606 West 115th Street, New York, NY, 10025 Opening Reception: Wednesday, Dec. 12th. 6:00-8:30 PM 7:30-8:15 PM  Roundtable Discussion,  Jewish Narrative Painting  with members of The Jewish Art Salon: Joel Silverstein, Exhibition Artist, Senior Curator/Founding Member Elke Reva Sudin, […]

Fractured Epics: Joel Silverstein Paintings

By: Richard McBee November 23rd, 2012. Latest update: June 10th, 2013 Joel Silverstein is a comrade-in-arms. We share many ideas about the creation and nature of contemporary Jewish Art, as well as a commitment to the growing Jewish Art community, exemplified by the Jewish Art Salon of which we are both founding members and curators. This exhibition […]

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 […]

The Jewish Art Salon at the CAJM Conference

Algemeiner Bridging the Institutional Gap: The Jewish Art Salon at the CAJM Conference By Elke Reva Sudin, March 2, 2011 This week the Conference of American Jewish Museums was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania uniting museum directors, curators, and artists from across the country. The Jewish Art Salon gave a special presentation for the members of the conference hosted at […]

The Dura Europos Project

Arty Semite  “Images of Ben-Gurion and Ahmadinejad Update Ancient Frescoes,” By Aubrey Whelan Jan. 18, 2011 King David is a smiling child in a red T-shirt and corduroys. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fills in for Haman. David Ben-Gurion is leading Holocaust survivors across the Red Sea. That’s the aim of the Dura Europos Project, on view at […]

Painting Sarah

NY Jewish Week Painting Sarah: The First Mother maintains her hold on the Jewish imagination, by Jonathan Mark, Sept. 22, 2010 “The First Mother maintains her hold on the Jewish imagination. What were the first words in the Bible spoken by a Jew? Was it about monotheism, social justice, the sanctity of land, peace or peoplehood? […]

DURA EUROPOS PROJECT II

UJA-Federation of New York features The Dura Europos Project: An Ancient Site Interpreted Through 21st Century Eyes This exhibit is a project of the Jewish Art Salon. Exhibit on view till June 11, 2012. Guest Speakers March 27 Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein, Curators, Jewish Art Salon. Yona Verwer, President, Jewish Art Salon UJA-Federation of […]

Tzelem

The Jewish Press “The Amulet, the Temple, the Disfigured Book and the Buterflies: The Art of Yona Verwer, Robert Kirschbaum, David Friedman and Joel Silverstein,” by Menachem Wecker, May 27, 2009 Throughout the ages, synagogues have housed some of the greatest examples of Jewish art, including the mosaic floors at Bet Alpha and the frescoes at […]

GENERATION D: IDENTITIES

Generation D: Identities Flomenhaft Gallery Annex, 547 W 27 Street, Suite 528, N.Y. Tues., Dec. 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 2010 Co-hosted by the the Jewish Art Salon, Flomenhaft Gallery and Be’chol Lashon. Contact: Katrina Ellis/212-268-4952. An exhibit celebrating Jewish diversity The gallery annex will feature the work of Siona Benjamin, originally from Bombay, now […]

THE DURA EUROPOS PROJECT: An ancient site revisited through 21st century eyes

  Artists examine what the ancient Dura Europos artists did with subject, style, history, idea, underlying texts and their myriad commentaries, and they provide their own 21st century interpretations. This includes depictions of the Jewish texts, episodes from history, ideas of the sacred, evoking a historical style, Jewish and pagan identities, and sacred space. This […]

SEDUCED BY THE SACRED: Forging a Jewish Art

This exhibit, which is curated by Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein, features artists who have been moved by the idea of the sacred in their work, including concepts of divinity and or the sublime. The exhibit takes place from Oct. 3 to Nov. 22, 2010, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, Conn., and the […]

TZELEM

This project was produced in conjunction with LABA, the National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture at the 14 Street Y. April 26 – May 17, 2009, Stanton Street Synagogue The pioneering importance of this exhibit, Tzelem-Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art, was that it corralled, for the first time, a diverse, balanced and complete range of […]