Rather than focusing on death and suffering, a clichéd reality in Jewish culture, Peter Krasnow chose to paint vibrant, light-filled compositions.
Contemporary Jewish Culture
What’s a Good Jewish Girl to Paint?
Hannah Lupton Reinhard presents a vision of Jewish femininity that is both progressive and rooted in tradition, an unapologetic mixture of sacred and profane.
An Artist’s Homage to Mundane and Macabre New York
Talia Levitt homes in on the everyday people, animals, and urban infrastructure that are emblematic of New York, but not often celebrated.
The Pros and Cons of Being an Activist Filmmaker
Kate Levy has come to recognize that direct involvement with her subjects may come at the expense of her artistic practice, so she took a different approach.
Amplifying Jewish Stories in the American South
The Greensboro Contemporary Jewish Museum in North Carolina could be used as a template to spotlight US regions where Jewish populations are present, but their stories are unknown.
Sophie Eisner Welds the Scars of Her Past
Her welded-steel sculptures and performance art produce scar-riddled proxies for connections that are usually intangible.
An Artist’s Wry Satire of Uncle Sam
Ryan Bock appropriates fascist visual motifs to warn viewers against rising authoritarianism and worsening social injustices in the United States.
New Generation of Jewish Artists Pushes Sensitive Buttons
Leora Fridman discusses curating a new exhibition confronting issues of tradition, gender, and Zionism in the Jewish-American community.
Depravity and Delights in Nicole Eisenman’s Prints
If God (and the Devil) are in the details, the craft of printmaking proves a powerful outlet for exploring Eisenman’s most enduring themes.
Susan Bee Tames the Beast
The artist’s playful paintings of medieval women saints fighting monsters and dragons have a Jewish angle.
An Artist’s Cardboard Shrine of Moments
Detroit’s Huckleberry Explorer’s Club, founded by Stefany Anne Golberg, monumentalizes the bits of existence that linger beneath the quotidian.
Things I’ve Learned at the Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the festival explored intergenerational relationships, the preservation of Jewish traditions, and the lingering trauma of the Holocaust.