Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Outsider Artist Nathan Hilu Makes Philadelphia Debut

By Eric Schucht
Artwork by Nathan Hilu (Courtesy of Rita Poley)
In a 2012 profile, Tablet referred to Nathan Hilu as perhaps “the most significant Jewish outsider artist you’ve never heard of.” And now, due to the chance introduction of an eccentric art collector to a museum director, an exhibit of his work is coming to Philadelphia for the first time. “Hilu Through the Eyes of a Collector” will be on display at the Temple Judea Museum from Jan. 17 to March 6. The museum is located inside Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park and operates 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. [More]