Learn about Jewish art history in this one hour lecture and discussion with curator Ori Z Soltes, a pre-eminent scholar of Jewish art, culture, and history.
Ori Z. Soltes teaches across a range of disciplines at Georgetown University as a Professor of the Teaching of Jewish Civilization. He is the former Director the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum. As co-founding Director of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project he has spent twenty years focused on the issue of Nazi-plundered art. Soltes has authored and edited 19 books and scores of articles and exhibition catalogue essays. Recent volumes include Our Sacred Signs: How Jewish, Christian and Muslim Art Draw from the Same Source; The Ashen Rainbow: Essays on the Arts and the Holocaust; Mysticism in Judaism. Christianity and Islam: Searching for Oneness; Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish art and Architecture; Magic and Religion in the Greco-Roman World: The Beginnings of Judaism and Christianity; and God and the Goalposts: A Brief History of Sports, Religion, Politics, War, and Art.
The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m, following a question and answer period.
This event is presented as part of Jewish Authenticity and Identity, a visual arts exhibition curated by Ori Z Soltes on display at Adas Israel Congregation from April 5 – May 15, 2021. Authenticity and Identity is presented with support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Jewish Artists of the National Capital Region.