Gershman Gallery

 

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Jewish Treasures of The Caribbean:
36 Works by Award-winning Photographer Wyatt Gallery

The Gershman Gallery
June 25-September 11
Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
and Sundays, 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Over 200 people attended the opening reception for this stunning exhibition. If you were among them, please spread the word to family and friends! If you couldn’t join us at the reception, come experience this fascinating collection, rich in history, colors, and community spirit.

Jewish Treasures of The Caribbean captures the little-known history of the Sephardic Jews of the Caribbean, as seen through remaining historic sites in Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Suriname. These Jewish communities date back to the early 1600s and are home to the oldest synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere.

Jewish Treasures of The Caribbean captures the little-known history of the Sephardic Jews of the Caribbean, as seen through remaining historic sites in Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Suriname. These Jewish communities date back to the early 1600s and are home to the oldest synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere.

These stunningly beautiful photographs exemplify the strength of the Jewish people as well as the surprisingly diverse cultural history of the Caribbean. Now facing extinction, the Sephardic Jewish communities of the Caribbean were once so strong and influential that they helped fuel the success of the American Revolution and financed the first synagogues in the United States.

Wyatt Gallery is an award-winning photographer who uses his art to raise awareness and support for communities damaged by natural disasters. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is in major public, private, and corporate collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The George Eastman House, the Museum of The City of New York, New Orleans Museum of Art, American Express, and Comcast, among others.

And join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, July 7 for “The Jewish Side of Salsa” and at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 23 for “Jewish Pirates of The Caribbean!”

(Above, Curaçao, 2013; below, Curaçao, 2011)