Planning Man Ray

Since the spring of 2007, I’ve been working with curator Mason Klein on the much anticipated exhibition Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention. At last, over two years later, the show is now on view at The Jewish Museum. Our exhibition surveys Man Ray’s diverse career, stretching over 60 years, and includes examples of [...]

Hands-on

Prayer shawls made from tyvek. Menorahs made from wire. The wonders of blessing and song. The Jewish Theological Seminary and The Jewish Museum have collaborated on a special day of hands-on Judaica-making, music, and conversation. JTS website. Everyone is welcome, and children over the age of 7 are free. Artists from Reinventing Ritual, including Rachel [...]

Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009)

It is with great sadness that I read of the death of the great French anthropologist. A founder of structuralism, his writings and thought remain vital to this day. As we are reemphasizing the patterns that connect us over the differences that divide us, Lévi-Strauss’s analysis of social, linguistic, and material forms across cultures and [...]