Jacques Lipchitz: Hagar in the Desert - Write Hagar's Story

Through August 28, 2012

In conjunction with Hagar in the Desert, artist Dov Abramson invites visitors to participate in completing the text covering Hagar’s story, the Torah portion Lecha Lecha.

Interested in the mitzvah (commandment) derived from the Torah that states “Every person must write a Torah Scroll,” Abramson has provided the outline of the letters of Lecha Lechafrom the Book of Genesis in an installation on the first floor of the Museum. Visitors to the Museum, and now at home, can fill in these letters alluding to the fulfillment of the mitzvah.

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About Dov Abramson

Dov Abramson (b. 1975, US) is an artist and graphic designer based in Jerusalem. Upon graduation from the Graphic Design department of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in 2002, Abramson founded an independent design studio, where he and his team explore the tensions in form, color, language, and type in modern Jewish and Israeli society. The studio’s clientele, which include the Avi Chai Foundation, the Shalom Hartman Institute, and PresenTense, afford Abramson a view into the ever-changing forefront of contemporary Jewish and Israeli societies.

In his studio, Abramson combines classic graphic design and branding with independent artistic work. Abramson’s innovative projects have been recognized internationally and have been featured in Tablet Magazine, ZeekHaaretz, and the Chicago Tribune. His work has been included in exhibitions at Israel Museum in Jerusalem and purchased for the permanent collection of the Jewish Museum of New York. Abramson is currently completing a Masters degree in Jewish Art at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, where he lives with his wife and three daughters.


Jacques Lipchitz: Hagar in the Desert has been organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum and is supported by a generous gift from Phyllis Moldaw.The Koret and Taube Foundations are the lead supporters of the 2011/12 exhibition season.

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