Susan Tumarkin Goodman.
New York City, USA, 2008. 226 pp., illustrations: 141 col., 86 b&w, 28.5 × 22.5 cm. English.
Jewish Museum New York (9 November 2008–22 March 2009)
Monumental study of the artistic environment of Soviet Jewish theater in the 1920’s and 30’s. Six essays on the topic, including “Yiddish Constructivism: The Art of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater” (Jeffrey Veidlinger) and “Art and Theater” (Benjamin Harshav). Documentary photographs, reproductions of stage sets and costume designs reveal the wealth of avant-garde art that adorned the Soviet Jewish theater and its advertisements. Works by Chagall and others, including Nathan Altman, Robert Falk, Ignaty Nivinsky and Aleksandr Tyshler. Unnumbered checklist. Basic listing. 161 items.
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, Calif., USA (19 April 2008–7 September 2009)