Posted: Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:44 | Posted by: Aimee Rubensteen | Well Versed
View of "Stop. Watch." Aimee Rubensteen

“Coming to a stop is not easy in this frenetic world. But it is essential for being watchful –and for making art,” explains Rochelle Rubenstein, guest curator of Yeshiva University Museum’s sixth annual group exhibition, “Stop. Watch.”

Posted: Wed, 05/20/2015 - 14:55 | Posted by: Gloria Kestenbaum | Well Versed
Igael Shemtov, “The Photo Album, Volume II, #77, 1978-1980.” Courtesy Andrea Meislin Gallery

If you’re like me, you may remember an older Israel — a dusty Levantine backwater of unpaved sidewalks and peeling stucco walls — with a mixture of nostalgia and relief. Today, Israel is a sparkling, Westernized techno-power with gleaming high-rises and computer ads lighting every corner; Igael Shemtov’s photos, “The Photo Album 1979-1980,” now showing at the Andrea Meislin Gallery, summon up a slower, hazier era.

Posted: Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:34 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Arline Jacoby in front of her painting, “Color Burst,” at the RIVAA Gallery

Painted glass panels with splashes of vivid color in the Main Street windows of the RIVAA Gallery hint at the treasures inside.

Posted: Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:59 | Posted by: Elana Maryles Sztokman | Well Versed
Adrienne Rich

This week would have been the 85th birthday of Adrienne Rich, the Jewish feminist poet who died three years ago leaving behind a tremendous legacy of ideas and words that helped shape many people’s gender identities and inspired the work of feminist activism.

Posted: Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:01 | Posted by: Aimee Rubensteen | Well Versed
Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room. Photo courtesy of The Rubin Museum of Art. David De Armas

Charity is important but knowledge is power. If you can’t mark Nepal on a map, then you should consider visiting the Rubin Museum of Art to better educate yourself about the history, culture and community of the South Asian nation. (If you do know your geography, then you should not need another reason to fuel your curiosity.) Located between India and China, Nepal is an important source for sacred Buddhist and Hindu art, of which 600 objects are owned by the Rubin Museum in Manhattan.

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