Jewish Feminist Art Conference at Yale University

Jewish women played a significant role in the feminist art movement since the early 1970s in the United States, grappling with their Jewish identity through their art. This conference brings together leading scholars and artists to examine this field of feminist art created by Jewish women and Jewish-themed feminist art.

The conference aims to revisit basic questions about American Jewish feminist art, past and present, as well as to introduce new questions about this field of art, mapping critical strategies and new frameworks of thought. We will examine the interplay between feminism and Judaism in works of well-known artists as well as in the work of those representing lesser known trends, such as Jewish religious feminist art in the US. The discussions will emphasize the larger social, historical, and intellectual contexts within which these artists operate/d.

Organized by David Sperber, speakers include these Jewish Art Salon members: Helene Aylon – Artist, Matthew Baigell – Rutgers University (and Advisor to the Jewish Art Salon), Mierle Laderman Ukeless – Artist, David Sperber – The Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: free
Yale University, Miller Hall (PROS406) see map(link is external) 

406 Prospect Street

New Haven, CT 06511

More info here.

Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Mikva Dreams: Hudson River, 1978
Performance photograph
Courtesy the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York