Supporter Member Curator Gallery Talk for Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah

 

Arthur Szyk and The Art of the Haggadah

Photo caption is: Arthur Szyk, The Family at the Seder, 1936. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2  in.  Courtesy the Robbins Family Collection, Palo Alto, CA. Copyright © The Arthur Szyk Society.


Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 6 | 5:30–6:30pm  
Admission: Exclusive membership benefit for Members at the Supporter level and above.
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About the Program

Join us for a private curator-led exhibition tour of Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah.

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About the exhibition

The haggadah, the ritual text for the Passover seder, evokes the story of the exodus of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. While myriad haggadot have been created from the tenth century to the present, the exhibition highlights the unique and powerful story of The Szyk Haggadah (1940, 2008). Arthur Szyk (1894–1951), a Polish Jew keenly aware of current events, fused his two passions—art and history—into a visual commentary on the dangerous parallel between the Passover narrative and the alarming developments unfolding in Nazi Germany in the 1930s. The exhibition includes all forty-eight original illustrations of Szyk’s masterpiece that has become a mainstay in Jewish homes. Historical illuminated haggadot from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as contemporary versions, will also be featured.



Supporters

Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at The Contemporary Jewish Museum are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, In Memory of Benjamin Alpert.

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