An Art Gallery Inspired by Jewish Thought
Curator: Shira Friedman
The Schechter Gallery Vision:
The exhibits at the Schechter Gallery are presented in connection with prominent events from the Jewish and Israeli calendars. The Schechter Gallery hosts five temporary exhibits of contemporary Israeli and international art annually. The exhibits at the Schechter Gallery are unique in that their artistic interpretation employs Jewish textual sources from all periods in addition to general textual sources. The exhibits include paintings, sculptures, photographs, video art, and various displays.
Each exhibition provides an opportunity for the visual expression of an aspect of a holiday or specific date, but is not necessarily focused on subjects immediately associated with that holiday or date. The subjects of the exhibits and the works presented facilitate renewed readings of holidays, ceremonies, and accepted customs. The topics are selected from interpretations or texts related to the holidays, for example: the exhibits Libra and Destiny presented art that addressed balance and destiny and were connected to these motifs in the Tishrei holidays, and the exhibition Vashti, the Newly-discovered Chapter, dealt with the exclusion of the first feminist queen from the Purim story.
Gallery Opening Hours
Sunday to Thursday 9:00–17:00
Friday 11:00–13: 30
The Current exhibit: Bethlehem by Leor Grady >>
Past exhibits, >>