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Modern Art, Ancient Themes: Israeli Artists

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

ChagallThis 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.


# Sessions
Date & time

Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22, March 8
2:00 pm

$40 for the public
$30 for members
Free for residents of the Reutlinger Center
Session Time Days Location Instructors
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

Rene'e Powell 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.