2012: Jewish Ceremonial Art in Context

The goal of the course is to give students an understanding of the range of ceremonial art used in the practice of Judaism, and how individual works were fashioned out of a creative tension between the minimal demands of Jewish law and models in the art of surrounding cultures. Another aim is to enable a student to analyze a work visually and to connect the work to others that are similar in style and form. Students will have an opportunity to curate an exhibition based on a collection of Judaica in Middletown.