Jewish art exhibition set Feb. 28-March 22 at USD "Jewish Art in Judaica," an exhibition of work by Jewish and Jewish American artists held in regional art collections, will be featured Feb. 28 to March 22 in the Main Gallery of the College of Fine Arts at The University of South Dakota.
An opening reception will be held at 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28 in the Main Gallery of the College of Fine Arts. The exhibition is part of the America and Jewish World Series at the USD College of Fine Arts. Every two years, the College of Fine Arts coordinates a university-wide series of activities focusing on a specific culture and its relationship to the Americas. A cross-cultural symposium, American and the Jewish World explores and celebrates the rich and dynamic interchange between Jewish and American cultures.
According to University Arts Galleries Director John Day, the Jewish art exhibition is a survey of the diversity of Jewish aesthetics ranging from religious to secular art and including craft items, sculpture, prints and paintings.
Dr. Dennis Klein, who curated the show, is among the regional collectors who will have works on exhibit at the show. The exhibit will include many works from Klein's collection as well as from collections of families in the Omaha, NE, Sioux City, IA, and Sioux Falls communities.
"The show is intended to be instructive and artistic," said Klein, a professor in the USD Department of Modern Languages. "I am including work that illustrates Jewish holidays and rituals as well as the objects that are used in those rituals," he said.