Subject to Interpretation

Subject to Interpretation

October 24 - February 25, 2018

3-D artists Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of MONAD Studio present a series of ornate, 3D-printed panels hovering over the central space of the gallery, suspended from the ceiling as beacons of light. Each individual panel is articulated to represent a cosmology of communal relations such that the geometry of its subdivisions and connecting arms resonate with the overall rhythmic notion of the singular and the multiple fused together. The result is a walk-through experience presenting Jewish cultural heritage in a new, vibrant and engaging format.


POINTING THE WAY The Art of the Torah Pointer

November 21, 2017– March 18, 2018

The Barr Foundation has made available a remarkable collection of antique and contemporary yads. A Torah pointer, or yad, guides the reader across the words of a hand written Torah without touching the fragile parchment. The yads in the exhibition are made of diverse materials including wood, precious metals, jewels, ceramics and paper. The display of yads transcends religious iconography and appeals to all who appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of fine art..

Curator's Choice

January 24-March 5, 2018

Curator’s Choice features selected items from the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s Collection. The temporary exhibition showcases the diversity of the museum’s permanent collection of photos, works of art and artifacts. The display runs the gamut from a Munich Olympic Games (Olympische Spiele Munchen 1972) a signed lithograph created by the artist Oskar Kokoschka, a 1920s green Remington typewriter, a bakelite telephone from the 1960s, a portrait of David Ben Gurion by the internationally reknowned photographer Arnold Newman and a menu from Wolfie’s restaurant, a culinary institution in Miami Beach in the 1960s.

Stranded in Shanghai 1946

March 13- June 2018

Jewish Refugee Life Through the Lens of Arthur Rothstein. In 1946 renowned American photographer Arthur Rothstein was on assignment in China for the US when he recorded a unique snapshot of Jewish Life in Shanghai. In April 1946, prominent American photojournalist Arthur Rothstein took twenty-two photos that captured the living conditions of Jewish refugees in the Chinese city of Shanghai. Commissioned by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), Rothstein’s photos were taken seven months after the Pacific War had ended, yet they are a unique visual testimony to the sanctuary given to around twenty thousand Central European Jews during the period of World War II and the Shoah.