Yeshiva University Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Yeshiva University Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews” Exhibition

    “Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Crafts - Video installation
    • 2013-11-17 - 2014-04-27

    This exhibition tells the rich and complex history of one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities, which dates back nearly 2,700 years. From the 16th century, Iran was ruled according to strict Shiite...More »

  • poster for "Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women" Exhibition

    "Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2011-09-25 - 2012-08-15

    The genre-bending influence of Jewish women in comics will get a rare spotlight as the acclaimed Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women exhibition arrives at Yeshiva University Museum (YU...More »

  • poster for Quintan Ana Wikswo "Prophecy of Place"

    Quintan Ana Wikswo "Prophecy of Place"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-08-14 - 2012-01-22

    Quintan Ana Wikswo’s dreamlike yet haunting photographs and poetry form the heart of this conceptually innovative exhibition. An internationally acclaimed artist and author, Wikswo uses damaged antique...More »

  • poster for "Jews on Vinyl" Exhibition

    "Jews on Vinyl" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2011-07-24 - 2012-01-08

    What do Bagels and Bongos, Israeli Disco Fever, and When You are in Love the Whole World is Jewish have in common? They are just a few of the vintage record titles featured in this exhibition, based on...More »

  • poster for "Miriam and Israel Wertentheil Collection" Exhibition

    "Miriam and Israel Wertentheil Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Other
    • 2011-02-09 - 2011-07-24

    The works in this collection relate to the life of children and childhood in Jewish culture, ranging from objects of play to religious observance, of festive celebration to mystical protection. Selected...More »

  • poster for Sam Borenstein "Sam Borenstein and the Colors of Montreal"

    Sam Borenstein "Sam Borenstein and the Colors of Montreal"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-02-06 - 2011-05-08

    Bold colors, dynamic brushwork and ecstatic energy characterize the paintings of Sam Borenstein (1908 - 1969). Born in Eastern Europe, he immigrated in 1921 to Montreal, which became home to a remarkably...More »

  • poster for Sebastian Mendes "There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather"

    Sebastian Mendes "There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather"

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-01-30 - 2011-07-24

    Artist Sebastian Mendes offers a personal artistic response to the actions taken by his grandfather Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who, as Portuguese Consul General in Bordeaux, France in June 1940, engineered...More »

  • poster for Ruth Schreiber "Letters from my Grandparents"

    Ruth Schreiber "Letters from my Grandparents"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-01-09 - 2011-07-24

    Israeli artist Ruth Schreiber's sculpture installation is her attempt to come to know her grandparents through copies of the letters they sent to their children who left Germany for England following Kristallnacht...More »

  • poster for "Zero to 10 - First Decades/New Centuries: Highlights from the Collections at the Center for Jewish History" Exhibition

    "Zero to 10 - First Decades/New Centuries: Highlights from the Collections at the Center for Jewish History" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Crafts
    • 2010-12-12 - 2011-05-29

    An innovative and dynamic exhibition of the holdings from the five partner institutions of the Center for Jewish History offers the public a select behind-the-scenes glimpse of the treasures of the American...More »

  • poster for "Sukkot from Sukkah City" Exhibition

    "Sukkot from Sukkah City" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Architecture
    • 2010-09-22 - 2010-09-29

    In celebration of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), Yeshiva University Museum and the Center for Jewish History present a selection of sukkahs from the design competition Sukkah City. Come see these creative...More »

  • poster for "16 mm Postcards:  Home Movies of American Jewish Visitors to 1930s Poland" Exhibition

    "16 mm Postcards: Home Movies of American Jewish Visitors to 1930s Poland" Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2010-08-29 - 2011-01-02

    The richly textured and complex world of pre-WWII Poland is revealed in a fascinating exhibition that features the amateur films of Polish-American Jews who returned home to visit their families, friends,...More »

  • poster for  Stern Senior Art Show

    Stern Senior Art Show

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    • Media: Graphics - Other
    • 2010-05-16 - 2010-10-17

    The Studio Art program at Stern College for Women, an undergraduate division of Yeshiva University, provides a foundation-based course of study that allows students to find and nurture their individual...More »

  • poster for Andi Arnovitz "Tear/Repair"

    Andi Arnovitz "Tear/Repair"

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Crafts
    • 2010-05-09 - 2010-12-26

    In this beautiful and provocative exhibition, Andi Arnovitz draws deeply from her constant engagement with the figurative and literal fabric of Jewish culture and identity to blend feminist art, religious...More »

  • poster for "In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis" Exhibition

    "In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Digital
    • 2009-11-22 - 2010-02-28

    In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis explores the continuing relevance of the story of creation in Genesis Chapter I. For this exhibition, the Museum commissioned new installations by seven significant...More »

  • poster for Andrew Rogers "Many Lives: A Sculptural Installation"

    Andrew Rogers "Many Lives: A Sculptural Installation"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-11-22 - 2010-03-31

    Australian artist Andrew Rogers, creator of one of the world's largest contemporary land art projects, transforms the Museum’s garden through sculptural forms suggesting a river bed, a tree of life and...More »

  • poster for Hyman Bloom "A Spiritual Embrace"

    Hyman Bloom "A Spiritual Embrace"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2009-09-13 - 2010-01-24

    Considered by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock to be "the first Abstract Expressionist in America," Hyman Bloom never gave up representational art. He began his career by painting rabbis, cantors...More »

  • poster for Herman Braginsky " Folk Art Judaica "

    Herman Braginsky " Folk Art Judaica "

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-08-09 - 2009-11-01

    Carved ritual objects made of fine and aged woods, including tzedakah boxes, Torah pointers, mizrach plates, mezuzot, dreidels, Torah arks, spice containers, and other works created by self-taught craftsman...More »

  • poster for "Creation and the Ten Commandments: A Visual Journey by Rudi Wolff" Exhibition

    "Creation and the Ten Commandments: A Visual Journey by Rudi Wolff" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2009-08-09 - 2009-12-27

    Digital serigraphs inspired by two cornerstone biblical texts: Genesis and the Ten Commandments. An award-winning New York graphic artist, Rudi Wolff creates an abstract language that evokes the primacy...More »

  • poster for "Michael Hafftka" Gallery Talk

    "Michael Hafftka" Gallery Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-04-21 - 2009-04-21
  • poster for L.T. Syms "Passages"

    L.T. Syms "Passages"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-03-24 - 2009-08-16

    The figurative sculptures of Lynn Syms represent people drawn from her life and Jewish tradition. A native of New York City, Syms received formal training in space planning and design - a background evident...More »

  • poster for Michael Hafftka "I of the Storm"

    Michael Hafftka "I of the Storm"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-03-22 - 2009-08-30

    New York: After more than 30 years of portraying the human figure with a neo-expressionist style, Michael Hafftka turns to his Jewish heritage for subject matter and inspiration in his new exhibition....More »

  • poster for Max Miller "Final Mourner's Kaddish: 333 Days in Painting"

    Max Miller "Final Mourner's Kaddish: 333 Days in Painting"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-02-26 - 2009-08-16

    Max Miller painted various synagogues that he frequented while saying Kaddish for his father over the required 11 month period. Miller created both a visual and written record of his travels through paintings...More »

  • poster for Carole Smollan "Testimony and Memory: Contemporary Miniature Torah Mantles"

    Carole Smollan "Testimony and Memory: Contemporary Miniature Torah Mantles"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2009-02-26 - 2009-07-26

    Carole Smollan combines her patternmaking and design experience with her love of Hiddur Mitzvah and Judaica to create contemporary artworks. Working out of studios in London and Portugal, Smollan has created...More »

  • poster for Anette Pier "Joseph, the Bull and the Rose"

    Anette Pier "Joseph, the Bull and the Rose"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-02-26 - 2009-08-30

    Anette Pier takes the theme of the bull (shor) and relates it to the multi-faceted biblical figure of Joseph. Working from within her Mexican tradition, Pier builds upon the image of the bull as a metaphor...More »

  • poster for Soshana  "Life and Work"

    Soshana "Life and Work"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-08-15 - 2009-02-15

    Soshana, born Susanne Schüller in 1927 in Vienna, was forced to flee in 1938, first to Switzerland, France, England, and finally New York. She had her first major exhibition in Havana in 1948, using the...More »

  • poster for Archie Granot "The Papercut Haggadah"

    Archie Granot "The Papercut Haggadah"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Other
    • 2008-03-05 - 2008-08-31

    Fifty five highly intricate papercuts for a Passover Haggadah by virtuoso artist Archie Granot, specially commissioned for a private collection. Combining complex geometric motifs with Hebrew text, the...More »

  • poster for "Imagining the Temple: The Models of Leen Ritmeyer" Exhibition

    "Imagining the Temple: The Models of Leen Ritmeyer" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2008-03-05 - 2008-08-31

    This exhibition inaugurates a new gift to the museum of five architectural models by the family of Benjamin Adelman of Silver Spring, MD. The models, which represent the Biblical Tabernacle (Mishkan) and...More »

  • poster for "Albert Dov Sigal 1912 - 1970" Exhibition

    "Albert Dov Sigal 1912 - 1970" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-05 - 2008-08-31

    Albert Dov Sigal was an expert enamellist who transformed the ancient media into an art form and contributed to a renaissance in enamels in Europe and the United States. This exhibition includes a selection...More »

  • poster for "The Six Day War Series: Paintings by Ira Moskowitz" Exhibition

    "The Six Day War Series: Paintings by Ira Moskowitz" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-05 - 2008-08-31

    This series of eight oil paintings was gifted to the museum collection by the family of Ira and Ann Moskowitz in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. In these emotionally...More »

  • poster for Hana Behar-Paneth "Gan ha-Besamim (Garden of Spices)"

    Hana Behar-Paneth "Gan ha-Besamim (Garden of Spices)"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2008-03-05 - 2008-06-08

    A remarkable collection of silver and wood spice boxes by Jerusalem artist Hana Behar Paneth illustrates her lifelong fascination with the foliage and plants of Israel, combining contemporary craftsmanship...More »

  • poster for "Bread/Lechem: Photographs by Margalit Mannor" Exhibtion

    "Bread/Lechem: Photographs by Margalit Mannor" Exhibtion

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-02-03 - 2008-08-03

    Thirteen large color photographs by Tel Aviv native Israeli artist, Margalit Mannor, document a little-known phenomenon in Israel today - the process by which stale bread is collected from Israeli bakeries...More »

  • poster for "Inspired by Kafka: Varda Rotem Sculptures" Exhibtion

    "Inspired by Kafka: Varda Rotem Sculptures" Exhibtion

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics - Other
    • 2008-02-03 - 2008-08-31

    These bronze sculptures by Tel Aviv-based artist Varda Rotem were inspired by the literary themes of Franz Kafka: the challenge to capture the essence of man's conflict with his destiny and his desire...More »

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