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Israeli artist Nir Hod transforms a famous photograph from the Warsaw Ghetto into a Cindy Sherman-style portrait of a modern fashionista
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
Sol LeWitt’s minimalist installations for synagogues and Jewish institutions have given the late conceptual artist an afterlife he’d approve of
A show of early paintings by Eva Hesse at the Brooklyn Museum neglects the Jewish history that framed and influenced her art
Three rare medieval Hebrew Bibles on display at the Metropolitan Museum in New York reveal the affinity between Sephardic and Islamic texts
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
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.
Long relegated to either Jewish institutions or self-contained collections, Judaica is finding a new home in mainstream museums of art
Locating a crucifix in controversial-art history
How the figure of Jesus came to be employed in modern Jewish art
A design competition is seeking an uplifting Holocaust memorial. Is such a thing possible?
A new exhibition explores the overlapping worlds of Christian and Jewish art in medieval Spain
After long decline, Ladino in Turkey enjoys a modest revival
Notes toward a theory of post-Diasporist art
A new film spotlights a far-flung group seeking connection with the mainstream
How Chagall—”the little Jew from Vitebsk”—became an art star
Seven South Americans uncover their converso roots
In search of the ultimate in Jewish art