Record Number : 91172 of 13452

Title : Modern Jewry and the arts : a virtual exhibit, the Center for Judaic Studies Library, University of Pennsylvania Library special collections

Description :
The website 'Modern Jewry and the Art', hosted by the Special Collections section of the University of Pennsylvania library, is an online exhibition of Jewish art aiming to embrace a broad range of artistic development within the Diaspora and Israel, and to transcend a homogeneous definition of modern Jewishness. That said, the exhibition appears to reflect fundamentally an American Jewish perspective. In 2001, images related to Jewish art, music, theatre, film and dance were selected by the fellows of the Center for Judaic Studies library, who are also based at a number of other universities. Most examples derive from the twentieth century, with some from slightly earlier. The section on contemporary Jewish music in America offers five sound recordings in MP3 format. Historical explanations which accompany the pieces tend to dominate selected artistic works. The resulting combination would be of interest not only to the general public, but also to teachers and students. There is a bibliography for further reading on sources. The page is archived.


Uncontrolled Keywords : Jewish studies; online exhibitions; Jewish art;

Controlled Keywords : University of Pennsylvania Library;

Language : eng;

Period : 20th Century (1946 - 1999); 20th Century (1900 - 1945)

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