November 3, 2011–September 8, 2013
Stanley Saitowitz, Etrog Box, 2011, nickel and resin, 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Artist rendering. Fabrication by Dupliform Casting Company. Courtesy of the artist.
Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica combines the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s ongoing commitment to presenting new perspectives on Jewish tradition with its dedication to working with contemporary artists, like Saitowitz, whose vision enables us to find fresh ways to examine and appreciate Jewish culture and ritual. The San Francisco-based architect has designed private residences, institutions, and public and commercial spaces. The objects on view range from those associated with daily ritual, such as the mezuzah, to more festival-specific objects, such as the etrog box used during the harvest festival of Sukkoth. Rendered in metal and inspired by the architect’s commitment to a modernist aesthetic, this collection is characterized by the clean lines, rational proportions, and smooth, unembellished surfaces that also define Saitowitz’s architecture.
Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica was organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum and made possible by an anonymous gift.
Koret and Taube Foundations are the lead sponsors of the Contemporary Jewish Museum's 2012/13 exhibition season.