Jewish Women Artists Explore Their Identity In New Exhibit At University
Of Virginia Art Museum
February 17, 2004 --
WHAT: Exhibition: “Exploring Identity — Work
by Southern Jewish Women
March 6 through Monday, April 26
of Virginia Art Museum, Foyer Gallery
Accompanying Event: Fourth
Friday Exhibition Reception
Friday, March 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
University of Virginia Art Museum will feature an exhibition
that explores the roles Jewish
played in the
South. The “Exploring Identity” exhibition
is being held in conjunction with the “Southern Jewish Women” conference
that will take place in Charlottesville from April 23 to 25 and is
being organized by U.Va. professors Phyllis Leffler and Vanessa Ochs.
museum’s exhibition adds the dimension of the contemporary
visual artist to the conference theme. The artists’ work may
directly or indirectly identify with their Jewish heritage.
on display will include book art by Charlottesville artist
and U.Va. Professor of Media Studies Johanna Drucker, paintings
of Atlanta, a
series of Judaic masks by Norfolk artist Linda Gissen, photographs
by Richmonder Alyssa C. Salomon, and paintings by Jan Aronson,
in New York
museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
details about the exhibition, call the University of Virginia
Museum at (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web
Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629