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Holocaust Imagery as Art

Israeli artist Nir Hod transforms a famous photograph from the Warsaw Ghetto into a Cindy Sherman-style portrait of a modern fashionista

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Shaping History

Painter Ward Shelley plays with the history of Judaism in ‘The People of the Book,’ a series of giant, whimsical flowcharts that tell a story

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Consequence

Sol LeWitt’s minimalist installations for synagogues and Jewish institutions have given the late conceptual artist an afterlife he’d approve of

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Haunted

A show of early paintings by Eva Hesse at the Brooklyn Museum neglects the Jewish history that framed and influenced her art

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Everything Is Illuminated

Three rare medieval Hebrew Bibles on display at the Metropolitan Museum in New York reveal the affinity between Sephardic and Islamic texts

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Head On

An exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art searches for the Jewish roots of Rembrandt’s Jesus and revisits the Dutch master’s misunderstood relationship with Judaism

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Museum Barbie

A new doll is inspired by Adele Bloch-Bauer, Klimt’s famous Austrian Jewish model. It’s one of a new series of collector’s edition dolls dedicated to great works of art.

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Out of the Ghetto

Long relegated to either Jewish institutions or self-contained collections, Judaica is finding a new home in mainstream museums of art

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The Ants That Roared

Locating a crucifix in controversial-art history

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Cross Pollination

How the figure of Jesus came to be employed in modern Jewish art

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Monumental Dilemma

A design competition is seeking an uplifting Holocaust memorial. Is such a thing possible?

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The Torah in the Altarpiece

A new exhibition explores the overlapping worlds of Christian and Jewish art in medieval Spain

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A New Dawn

After long decline, Ladino in Turkey enjoys a modest revival

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Here and There

Notes toward a theory of post-Diasporist art

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Portrait of an Artist

How Chagall—”the little Jew from Vitebsk”—became an art star

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The Searchers

Seven South Americans uncover their converso roots

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Busting Stereotypes and All That

In search of the ultimate in Jewish art

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Draft Picks

Frida Kahlo, Eva Hesse, and the parlor game of defining Jewish art

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No Accounting for Taste

Testing the limits of irreverence at the Seder table and a German synagogue

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Sincerity Now!

Maus, Tom and Jerry, and the dawning of a new age

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Another Opening

Out and about with Leonard Nimoy and Lou Reed

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Paris Match

Pissarro’s great-grandson on the artist and his long creative dialogue with Cezanne

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In the Company of Strangers

Why does Antonio Mu