The Cincinnati Skirball Museum features an exhibition by Siona Benjamin, curated by Dr. Samantha Baskind until July 30th, 2023.
Siona Benjamin has been making intricately detailed, transnational art with a feminist, Jewish, and political bent for almost two decades. Her distinct and unusual heritage as a descendant of the Bene Israel Jewish community of India informs her artistic perspective. Immigration, gender, the concept of “home”, and the role of art in social change are explored through vibrantly hued paintings.
All in-person events below will take place at Mayerson Hall, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH. Livestream links will be provided upon registration.
SIONA BENJAMIN: CROSSING BOUNDARIES AND BUILDING BRIDGES
Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 pm ET
In-person and via Livestream
Dr. Samantha Baskind, Distinguished Professor of Art History at Cleveland State University and curator of this exhibition, will discuss how Siona Benjamin’s layered and multifaceted identity influences her artwork. Mingling styles derived from comic books, Pop Art, Bollywood, Indian and Persian miniatures, and Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Benjamin blends tradition with innovation, while navigating feelings of inclusion and exclusion. Dr. Baskind is the author of five books and more than 100 articles, mainly on Jewish American art.
3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2488
Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 am to 3 pm