There's Plenty of Significant Contemporary Jewish Art Hiding in Plain Sight

You won’t find much of it at the Jewish Museum, but a vibrant Jewish art culture does exist—and needs support.

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May 24 2019
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Richard McBee is an artist and writer whose paintings on Jewish themes have been widely exhibited. He is a founding member of the Jewish Art Salon in New York.


First there was Edward Rothstein’s brilliant 2016 analysis in Mosaic of “The Problem of Jewish Museums.” The essence of that problem, he wrote, lies in their being “identity museum[s] that [are] wary of identity”—specifically, their own Jewish identity.

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