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People of the Image: Jews and Art CJLL Scholars Series - Series Pass
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
Houston, TX
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People of the Image: Jews and Art CJLL Scholars Series - Series Pass
Dr. Marc Michael Epstein, Vassar College
March 20, April 10, May 15  7:00 PM
$10 Member / $15 Public (per lecture)
$26 Member / $38 Public (series pass)

Jews have classically been viewed as people of the book, rather than people of the image. But in reality, from the earliest moments in Jewish history,the visual arts have been at the center of the Jewish experience. What can we learn from Jewish visual culture about Jewish self-image in various times and places? What can we learn about Jews' relationships with their neighbors from the way they used art politically? And how can art illuminate the intense and often fraught relationship of Jews with God? This series will take a close look at the role of the arts in the ongoing development and enrichment of Jewish national and spiritual life.
Marc Michael Epstein is Professor of Religion at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he has taught since 1992.He has written on various topics in visual and material culture produced by, for, and about Jews. His most recent book,"The Medieval Haggadah: Art, Narrative, and Religious Imagination" (Yale University Press, 2011) was selected bythe London Times Literary Supplement as one of the best books of 2011. During the '80s, Epstein was Director of the Hebrew Books and Manuscripts division of Sotheby's Judaica department, and continues to serve as consultant to various libraries, auction houses, museums and private collectors throughout the world. This academic year he serves as Corcoran Visiting Professor of Jewish Christian Relations at Boston College.

ESTHER HIDDEN AND REVEALED IN JEWISH ART
Thursday, March 20

TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS: MEDIEVAL SPAIN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN HAGGADAH
Thursday, April 10

IMAGING THE FUTURE: JEWISH ART AND ITS ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
Thursday, May 15

Location

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (View)
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096
United States

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Arts > Visual

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Maida A.
Houston , TX United States
Apr 04, 2014 1:47 PM
David S.
Houston, TX United States
Apr 03, 2014 4:07 PM
Anni D.
Houston, TX United States
Apr 03, 2014 4:07 PM

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