Thursday, August 22, 2019

Works From The Benguiat Collection Coming to the Jewish Museum

Deborah Kass, OY/YO, 2016, produced in 2017. Painted aluminum mounted on a polished stainless steel base. Purchase: Gift in honor of Norman Kleeblatt, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator of the Jewish Museum from 2005-2017. 
The Jewish Museum will present Masterpieces and Curiosities: The Benguiat Collection from September 6, 2019, through July 2020, featuring over 30 works from the Museum's H. Ephraim and Mordecai Benguiat Family Collection. This collection of 300 examples of decorative and ceremonial art related to Jewish culture is one of the formative groups of the Jewish Museum's collection. The exhibition includes objects ranging from a newly restored Torah ark curtain from Istanbul (ca. 1735) to an ornately embroidered silk eighteenth-century pillowcase for the Passover Seder from Bulgaria.[More]