Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Three Millennia of Jewish Art & Architecture: A Talk with Ori Soltes
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Three Millennia of Jewish Art & Architecture: A Talk with Ori Soltes

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.

 “Mr. Soltes has done a staggering job in charting the 3000-year trajectory of Jewish Art…[and] he has successfully articulated the historical, religious and cultural currents whereby a new Jewish Art has forthrightly emerged.” -- Joel  Silverstein, artist, curator, art critic and theorist

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Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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