June 25-September 11: Jewish Treasures of The Caribbean
36 Works by award-winning photographer Wyatt Gallery
Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday, 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.
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.
Philadelphia native 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.
September 17-December 10: Reflective Geophilosophy
by Israeli artist Dorit Feldman
Monday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; Sunday, 9 am-2 pm
This exhibition features 14 works by the renowned Israeli artist, Dorit Feldman (born 1956). The exhibition is part of the larger regional celebration, A Moveable Feast of Israeli Arts and Culture – connected to Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art, co-curated by Professors Martin Rosenberg (Rutgers University-Camden) and J. Susan Isaacs (Towson University). Visions of Place, simultaneously on view at the Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University-Camden, is the largest exhibition of contemporary Israeli art to be presented in the U.S. in over a decade, featuring 36 artists and 51 works. Dorit Feldman has two works in that exhibition, as well. Professor Isaacs is the curator of Feldman’s related exhibition in the Gershman Gallery.
Dorit Feldman is a native and current resident of Tel Aviv. As a conceptual artist, her works emphasize the construction of unity from multiplicity. She photographs archaeological, historical, and geographical sites, viewing them as ordered geometric spaces or texts written on the earth. By deconstructing and reconstructing, Feldman blends these photographs with carefully selected quotes from ancient maps, constructing an innovative and original narrative.
Feldman has presented 30 solo exhibitions and participated in hundreds of group exhibitions in leading galleries and museums throughout Israel, Europe, and the U.S. Along with nearly 100 public pieces, a wide range of Feldman’s work is held in private collections around the world.
Support for this exhibition provided, in part, by the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation and the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Please click below to join us for three very special events in conjunction with Reflective Geophilosophy:
- Tuesday, October 13 @ 6:00 pm – Reception with artist Dorit Feldman and artist Jenee Mateer (FREE)
- Monday, October 26 @ 7:00 pm – Curator talk with Professors Martin Rosenberg and J. Susan Isaacs (FREE)
- Sunday, November 1 @ 3:00 pm – Curtis Institute of Music horn student Amit Melzer in a recital program inspired by Reflective Geophilosophy ($10)