Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica

The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art
(202 words)

Authors & Curators

Norman L. Kleeblatt, Gerard L. Wertkin.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 1984. 124 pp., illustrations: 17 col., 103 b&w, 28 × 21.5 cm. English.

ISBN

0876634498

Location

Jewish Museum New York (8 November 1984–15 March 1985)

Description

An in-depth look at American Jewish Folk Art. Preface by Robert Bishop and Joan H. Rosenbaum. Introduction by Norman Kleeblatt and Gerard Wertkin. Two main essays: “Aspects of American Jewish History: A Folk Art Perspective” (Mary Black) and “Jewish Folk Art in America: Traditional Form and Cultural Adaptation” (Kleeblatt and Wertkin). Descriptive entries. 127 items.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTS
FOLK ART
UNITED STATES

minor keywords

Carousel animals
Challah covers
Etrog containers
Hanukkah lamps
Ketubbot
Matzah covers/bags
Micrography
Mizrach
Mohel books
Needlework/Embroidery
Omer calendars
Paintings
Papercuts
Pesach towel covers
Portraits
Purim plates
Rosh Hashanah plates
Samplers (needlework)
Shana Tova greeting cards
Shiviti plaques, paper
Silhouettes
Soldiers (Jewish) & related objects
Synagogue chairs/benches
Talit bags
Tombstones, sketches/rubbings
Torah Ark curtains
Torah Ark valances
Torah Arks
Torah Arks, fragments
Torah binders
Tzedakah boxes/containers
Woodcarving
Yahrzeit/Memorial plaques/sheets

Related ephemera

National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, Pa., USA. 3 nearly-identical leaflets containing a summary of the exhibition and list of related events for the show’s appearance in Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, 6 pp., 4 illus., 27.7 × 12.2 cm.

Other venues

Spertus Museum, Chicago, Ill., USA (Opening: September 1985); HUC-JIR Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, Calif., USA (January–27 April 1986); Albuquerque City Museum, N.Mex., USA

Cite this page
“The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC0788>
First published online: 2019



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