Gallery Talk

Conceptual Art and the Sacred


Friday, November 30, 2018
2 – 3 pm
Exhibition Galleries

Join us for a weekly series of in-depth explorations of select works of art on view in Scenes from the Collection, the Museum’s roating collection exhibition featuring nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art—many of which are on view for the first time.

What does it look like when contemporary artists test the limits of sacred geometry and form? Chris Gartrell, Associate Manager of Adult Programs, considers this question through discussion of Sol Lewitt's Skullcap Designed from Torah Ark (2001) and Peter Shire's Menorah #7 (1986).  

Included with Museum Admission; RSVP Recommended  

Peter Shire, Hanukkah Lamp, Menorah # 7, 1986. The Jewish Museum, New York. Purchase: Judaica Acquisitions Endowment Fund, 1989-20