Transformation: Jews and Modernity--Exhibit and Colloquium

 Esther by E.M. Lilien

The Arthur Ross Gallery's upcoming exhibition Transformation: Jews and Modernity--which focuses on how 20th century ideas shaped Jewish art and artists, opens on Wednesday, April 25 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. It runs through June 17.

The exhibit includes 58 works on paper from such 19th and 20th artists as Chagall, Feininger, Kitaj, Lichtenstein, Lissitzky, Nevelson, Rivers, Segal and Steiglitz as well as work on Jewish themes by Delacroix and Warhol.

In addition to the exhibit, the seventh annual Gruss Colloquium in Judaic Studies at Penn will be held at Room 17, Logan Hall on April 30-May 2. The topic will be Modern Jewry and the Arts.

Subjects to be addressed by academicians and artists participating in this year's program include vaudeville and klezmer, 50s TV and jazz records, Hollywood and contemporary art.

Everyone Who Mourns Jerusalem Reaps Its Joy by Hermann Struck

Photo by John Parnell

George Gershwin, 1980 by Andy Warhol

Photo by Phillips/Schwab

Men Working the Land by Israel Paldi


Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 29, April 10, 2001

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