Three Millennia of Jewish Art: A Talk with Ori Soltes

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Date(s) - Thursday, September 14, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Edlavitch JCC of Washington DC


Georgetown University art historian Ori Soltes walks audiences through 3,000 years of Jewish art and architecture in a presentation of his book Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art & Architecture. A project three decades in the making, the volume presents a staggeringly complete investigation of what it means to define a work of art as “Jewish art”. Soltes examines the impact of identity, faith, and aesthetics on a wide range of creators, and while he doesn’t claim to arrive at an absolute answer, he is sure to challenge and enlighten you through the search. His presentation, like his book, will include numerous visuals to help take you from Ancient Rome to the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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