Professor Steven Fine is cultural historian, specializing in the Jewish experience in Roman antiquity. His work focuses mainly upon the literature, art and archaeology of ancient Judaism– and the ways that modern scholars have interpreted Jewish antiquity. He is the Churgin Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies in NYC.
The Jewish Art Salon partnered with The Israelite Samaritans Project of the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies in the creation of a unique exhibition, The Samaritans: A Biblical People, which explores the Samaritans, their complex culture and religion, and their relationships with Jews, Christians and Muslims across time.
The exhibition will include Jewish contemporary art created by 7 Jewish Art Salon members, to be announced later.
Curated by Professor Steven Fine, the Fall of 2022 will mark the opening at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC, with pop-up events in New York before that.
Professor Fine teamed up with the Jewish Art Salon leadership to invite specially created contemporary artworks that reflect upon the experience and history of the Samaritan people as seen through Jewish eyes.