1 2014

Jewish Art and the Struggle of Tradition in Modernity

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Trayes Hall, Douglass Campus Center 100 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ

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The work of Jewish artists offers a unique and fascinating entry into the changing nature of Jewish life in modern times. From Moritz Oppenheim, the nineteenth-century German-Jewish artist, to Adi Nes, the contemporary Israeli photographer, Jewish visual artists provide daring and unpredictable interpretations of the constant tension that exists in society between elements of tradition and the concerns and challenges of the modern world. The talk will be delivered by distinguished expert Richard I. Cohen, the Paulette and Claude Kelman Chair in French Jewry Studies and the head of the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The talk is free and open to the public. Free parking is available behind the Campus Center. (For GPS search, use “57 Lipman Drive.”) Advance registration is requested. Cosponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, the talk is the Ruth Ellen Steinman and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial Lecture.