The Jewish Museum Remembers Dr. Vivian B. Mann,... Read More
The Jewish Museum mourns the loss of Dr. Vivian B. Mann, Curator Emerita, who passed away yesterday. Vivian served as the Morris and Eva Feld Chair of Judaica at the Jewish Museum (1979–2008), where she organized many notable exhibitions, including Gardens and Ghettos: The Art of Jewish Life in Italy; Convivencia: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Spain; and Morocco: Jews and Art in a Muslim Land. Vivian was also a Professor Emerita of Jewish Art and Visual Culture at The Jewish Theological Seminary. She was a preeminent scholar of Judaica, publishing and lecturing extensively throughout the world. Vivian’s memory will live on through her inspiring mentorship to staff at the Museum. Her legacy is profound, and we will continue to learn from her groundbreaking research and exhibitions.
We extend our condolences to her beloved family.
The Jewish Museum Remembers Dr. Vivian B. Mann, Curator Emerita was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.