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Contemporary Book Art and Hebrew Texts The “book” is a mighty big place these days and the current exhibition at MOBIA, As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts is no exception.  Highly mobile eBooks compete with online publications and traditionally bound…
Bartolo’s Sacred Narrative The Museum of Biblical Art in New York has mounted a remarkable exhibition with Bartolo di Fredi’s 14th century masterpiece, Adoration of the Magi.  This small but powerful exhibition, but one of many in the 7-year history of MOBIA, is an exploration…
Ludwig Blum’s Israel Ludwig Blum (1891-1974) was a deeply complex artist who walked the fine line between pure aesthetics and a radical artistic view of the Zionist enterprise. He clearly loved to paint, make beautiful images and provide aesthetic pleasure.  As a committed Zionist and…
Mystical Storytelling at MOBIA: Chagall and the Russian Jewish Theater at Jewish Museum In 1931 Marc Chagall embarked on a series of etchings of the Bible that would become a pervasive creative theme for the rest of his life.  For all of his forays into…

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