October 3, 2013 – June 27, 2014
Opening Program: October 3, 6:15 pm
"The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat" is a fine arts exhibition that addresses the ever changing and life enhancing merit of the celebration of the Sabbath. The three Abrahamic faiths; Judaism, Islam, and Christianity; each adhere to the teachings of the Hebrew Bible. The act of 'creation' is our beginning. Genesis reveals and Exodus repeats “remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” Each generation, building on the shoulders of the past, fine-tunes and/or embellishes the patterns of previous traditions.
This exhibition explores through a 21st-century perspective, the very meaning of the Sabbath with joy, ingenuity, intellectual commitment, and profound beauty. Over 50 leading international artists have created new works including ritual objects in silver, glass, wood, ceramic, and textiles. Studio artists use their skills as painters, sculptors, and photographers to delight us with amazing insights and life enhancing beauty.
This exhibition is presented by the Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture, with the support of George, z’l, and Mildred Weissman.
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Pictured: Ayana Friedman, Good Intentions