Tag Archives: Ori Z. Soltes

Panel Discussion Identity, Art and Migration. Artist Refugees from Nazi Germany and Today

Thursday, April 14 at 6:00pm at the School of Visual Arts New York: panel discussion “Identity, Art and Migration. Artist Refugees from Nazi Germany and Today”. IN-PERSON EVENT REGISTRATION LINK: https://fritzaschersociety.org/exhibition-event/sva/. In honor of The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art’s virtual exhibition “Identity, Art and Migration,” this panel discussion probes historical and all-too contemporary fault lines of persecution, […]

Conney Conference 2022

2022 Conney Conference on Jewish Arts takes place on Sunday-Wednesday, March 27-30, 2022. The 8th biennial Conney Conference on Jewish Arts will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, celebrating 18 years since the founding of The Conney Project on the Jewish Arts. The conference will address themes of interdisciplinarity, diversity and intersectionality in the changing […]

Jewish Art & Architecture – Moment Magazine Zoom

Explore the exciting connections between art and architecture, ancient and modern, spiritual and utilitarian, and learn how transforming the environment through art and architecture creates change for societies and individuals. This event is the first in a series of The Moment Gallery Art Conversations.  Artist and film documentarian Simonida Perica Uth; artist and director emeritus of The […]


Jewish Art Salon Open Studios features program about Jewish Authenticity and Identity Exhibition at Congregation Adas Israel in Washington, D.C.

Immortality, Memory, Creativity, and Survival; Ori Z Soltes, Editor

Immortality, Memory, Creativity, and Survival:The Arts of Alice Lok Cahana, Ronnie Cahana and Kitra Cahana Jewish Art Salon Advisor Ori Z. Soltes edited the volume and wrote the first essay, which explores the arts of the multi-valent Cahana family and is illustrated with 51 full-color images as well as 30 archival and recent photographs that […]

Charter Oak Cultural Center presents JERUSALEM BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT presents a virtual exhibit of the Jewish Art Salon’s JERUSALEM BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH Virtual Exhibit Opening: Monday November 16 at 6:30pm. With Special Guest Curator Ori Z. Soltes. ZOOM link for Virtual Exhibit Opening, Nov 16 This exhibit was assembled by Jewish Art Salon for the 3rd […]

Ori Z. Soltes’ Ontogeny of Light

Jewish Art Salon Advisor Ori Z. Soltes has a new publication out: Ontogeny of Light ~ Apples, Suns, Mirrors, Electricities – Limitless Light, Oscillating Silences, Immersive Realms: The Art of Alex Shalom Kohav The artist, philosopher, poet, mystic, and, most fundamentally, creative thinker, Alex Shalom Kohav has produced an extraordinary and varied body of visual work […]

Jewish art at a watershed moment

The Jewish Art Salon’s exhibition has been reviewed in the Riverdale Press. ‘Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth’ artists explore duality and context By TIFFANY MOUSTAKAS March 23, 2018 When the word “watershed” comes to mind, one might think of an area that divides water to different rivers. But it means a lot more than that […]

Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth at the Derfner Judaica Museum

This exhibition is jointly organized by the Derfner Judaica Museum and the Jewish Art Salon. Opening reception Sunday January 28, 1:30-3:00pm Free and open to the public with RSVP to art@hebrewhome.org Exhibition on view until May 27, 2018. Derfner Judaica Museum Hebrew Home at Riverdale 5901 Palisade Avenue Riverdale, NY 10471-1205 http://www.riverspringhealth.org/art This exhibition was […]

Ori Soltes in conversation with Siona Benjamin

Ori Z. Soltes will be in conversation with our Siona Benjamin  at ACA Galleries in NYC. April 1, 2-4 pm RSVP at rsvp@acagalleries.com ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 This event is in conjunction with Benjamin’s exhibition “Beyond Borders”, on view until April 22nd, 2017. Siona Benjamin’s first exhibition at ACA Galleries  features her recent […]

Jerusalem Biennale Call for Art by the Jewish Art Salon

The Jewish Art Salon is excited to announce the curator for our next Jerusalem Biennale exhibition proposal: Ori Z. Soltes. Mr. Soltes teaches in the Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University, and is the former Director and Curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum. He has curated over eighty exhibitions, and is the author of several hundred […]

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 […]


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 […]

Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art.

  Two Jewish Art Salon advisors are in the news. Ori Z. Soltes reviewed the latest publication by Matthew Baigell.  The book is available on Amazon here “When I open a book written by Matthew Baigell I typically have two expectations. I count on something very well researched, with a careful and judicious handling of diverse […]

Symposium- Contemporary Jewish Art in America

The Jerusalem Biennale, in conjunction with the Jewish Art Salon exhibit New York / New Work, features a symposium November 1, 2015, 17:00-20:30. Moderator: David Sperber. Polonsky Academy Auditorium, Van Leer Institute 43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem The symposium marks the closing of the exhibition New York/New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art in NYC. Program: 17:00-17:30- Greetings by Rami Ozeri, Founder […]

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 […]

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: 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 exhibit, […]

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