Wedding Gowns Embroidering the Story of the Jewish People
February 17, 2016
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OPENING DATE: Wednesday, February 17 6:30PM
Special Preview for Temple Members: Friday, February 12 (following Shabbat services)
Located in Tel Aviv, Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, strives to connect Jews with their identity. In partnership with Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, the museum has mounted a unique project that integrates the heritage of the Jewish people with present-day fashion, creating a dialogue among culture, art, tradition and contemporary life.
The result is a spectacular mosaic of 12 sensational bridal gowns reflecting Jewish cultural and family traditions from around the world. Much as the threads of these extraordinary creations bind together various experiences of Jewish culture, this museum exhibition collectively links us as individuals from different countries and origins to our shared Jewish heritage.
The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center is proud to host the US premiere of this stunning exhibition. The artistry of each gown reflects many different cultures and countries, including Yemen, Poland, Morocco, Germany, Greece, Ukraine and Iraq. While the beauty of the gowns is visceral and immediate, a closer look reveals the lives of Jewish people around the world.
Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanu-El
1 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065