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Modern Art, Ancient Themes: Israeli Artists
This course will explore the work of Jewish artists from different historical periods and geographic locations. Students will examine how religious, cultural and social changes within the context of Jewish history have been expressed through visual representation. Our study will include analysis of complex issues of Jewish identity in relation to Jewish art, such as the impact of assimilation, anti-Semitism, and religious and political persecution. In honor of the 70th anniversary of Israel special attention will be paid to several Israeli artists.
Students will be encouraged to view many visual images and engage in lively discussions in order to provoke questions about the contribution Jewish art has made throughout history.
Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22, March 8
$30 for members
Free for residents of the Reutlinger Center
|Feb 08||2:00 PM–3:30 PM||Thu||Reutlinger||Rene'e Powell|
|Feb 15||2:00 PM–3:30 PM||Thu||Reutlinger||Rene'e Powell|
|Feb 22||2:00 PM–3:30 PM||Thu||Reutlinger||Rene'e Powell|
|Mar 08||2:00 PM–3:30 PM||Thu||Reutlinger||Rene'e Powell|
Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, Danville
4000 Camino Tassajara
Danville, CA 94506
Rene'e Powell completed her master's degree in Jewish studies in 2010. As part of her thesis project she had a solo exhibition entitled Echoes and Fragments, which expressed her personal reflection on the Holocaust. She teaches Jewish art at the Center for Art, Religion and Education in Berkeley.