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Sunday, May 31 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Art Detectives: How to use Art to Understand the Hearts and Minds of Jews in Bygone Times

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What are we looking for when we look at ‘Jewish art’? Are we attempting to ascertain how people dressed or what objects existed in people’s homes in earlier eras? Perhaps on a simple level. But we’re actually attempting something far more challenging: discovering what was in people’s hearts and minds, peering inside the consciousness of those who have gone before us.  

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Marc Michael Epstein

Marc is Professor of Religion on the Mattie M. Paschall Davis and Norman H. Davis Chair and Director of Jewish Studies at Vassar College. He has written on various topics in visual and material culture produced by, for, and about Jews. His 2015 book, Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink... Read More →

Sunday May 31, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm SAST
Room 5