Category Robert Kirschbaum

Traversing Traditions / India features Robert Kirschbaum

Opening Reception September 22. 6 p.m. Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford CT 06106 | (860-310-2586). Traversing Traditions / India is a month-long celebration of Indian music, visual arts, dance and film. High-caliber performing artists will present both traditional and contemporary classical music and dances of India.  The visual and media arts segments […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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, […]

To Forgive and Remember at the Derfner Museum

To Forgive and Remember: Reshaping Contemporary Consciousness On view September 10, 2015–January 3, 2016 Reception with the artists: Sunday, October 18, 3:30–5:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. art@hebrewhome.org or 718.581.1330 Planned to coincide with the Jewish High Holidays, this exhibition of 15 works by nine contemporary artists surveys both the historical and present impact of judgment, forgiveness, oneness and remembrance on […]

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 […]

Matthew Baigell on Robert Kirschbaum in Ars Judaica

“Robert Kirschbaum’s Art: Abstract, Intellectual, Spiritual” by Matthew Baigell can be found in the current (2015) issue of Ars Judaica, The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art. One of his older paintings is on the cover. “Among contemporary Jewish American artists who explore Judaic themes, subject matter varies widely. The range includes Carol Hamoy’s investigations of feminism, the […]

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 […]

Robert Kirschbaum’s Akedah in India

Robert Kirschbaum is participating in the group exhibition, “Water: Life of Forms Through Water,” with two prints from his “Akedah Series,” at Gallery Gitanjali in Goa, India, from January 5th through January 12th, 2015. The exhibition is being presented in conjunction with the symposium, “Syncretic Religions and Eclectic Art Styles,” taking place on January 7th in […]

TEXT & CONTEXT

The Jewish Art Salon, Oholiav, and the Columbia / Barnard’s Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life are proud to present CELEBRATE Join us Thursday October 11, 2012, 6pm TEXT: A comparative exhibition in black and white by Ellen Alt   In the late 80’s Ms. Alt created a series based on the design of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]