Well Versed Blog

Posted: Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:36 | Posted by: Caroline Lagnado | Well Versed
Guy Yannai. Light Bulb, 2015, Oil on linen. Courtesy Ameringer McEnery Yohe

Last Wednesday morning, seven well-heeled, middle-aged ladies ambled around Chelsea, making stops at art galleries. The group, which was organized by the American fundraising arm of Bezalel, sought to view pieces by graduates of the prestigious Jerusalem art school. Some of the women were collectors, others simply interested.

Posted: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:47 | Posted by: Caroline Lagnado | Well Versed
Miki Kratsman. Courtesy Emet Prize

Tel Aviv-based photographer Miki Kratsman brings an activist and didactic philosophy to his work. He came of age during the period of the “Disappeareds” in Argentina and admired Vietnam War photography.

Posted: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:40 | Posted by: Susan Reimer-Torn | Well Versed
Eva Hesse in 1968. Herman Landshoff. Courtesy Zeitgeist Films

Eva Hesse was a passionate, resilient, haunted and prolific artist with a strong sense of her own calling. The 2016 bio pic is a portrait of the artist a young woman coming into her own. Visually rich, as unflinching as it is reverential, the documentary “Eva Hesse” offers satisfying insight into the life of a child refugee who ripened into one of the most influential artists of her time.

Posted: Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:54 | Posted by: Liz Denlinger | Well Versed
Wallstrasse 16, 1908. Courtesy Historisches Archiv der BVG, Berlin

“Stolen Heart,” a small powerful exhibition at Leo Baeck Institute, shows how Jewish building owners in the center of Berlin were robbed during the time of Nazi rule.

Posted: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:22 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
 “More than Enough: A Passover Story” by April Halprin Wayland, illustrated by Katie Kath. Courtesy of Dial Books

Anticipate the four questions and more, with these picture books for kids that use stories to share teachings and traditions, appreciation and celebration of the upcoming holidays

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