Artworks of Jewish Interest

The Metropolitan Museum is always a venue to check out many artworks of Jewish interest. Current highlights at the museum's Fifth Avenue location include "Scene in the Jewish Quarter of Constantine" (1851), an oil painting by Théodore Chassériau, on view in Gallery 804, and a magnificent Torah crown (keter) and a Pair of Torah finials (rimonim), both rare survivors of 18th-century Italian silver, as well as a Georgian Pair of Torah finials (rimonim) from 1896 in Gallery 508. Items of archeological interest include an earthenware Lamp with Jewish Symbols from 350-450 CE, one of the few surviving lamps from the era decorated with Jewish symbols, on view in Gallery 300.

Through Jun. 23, the exhibit "The World Between Empires" (see link) features many ancient Jewish works through the Israel Antiquities Authority. 

More (a partial list):

"The Jewish Angel" (1816), an oil painting by Giorgio de Chirico, in Gallery 905; Marc Chagall's "The Lovers" (1913-14), in Gallery 905, is an imaginary scene of the artist with his fiancée Bella Rosenfeld in his room in Vitebsk; an early-Byzantine Glass Hexagonal Jug with Jewish Symbols in Gallery 171; a Byzantine Hexagonal Pilgrim's Jar (c. 578-636) with Jewish symbols in Gallery 300; and Roman Bowl Fragments with Menorah, Shofar, and Torah Ark (300-350), also in Gallery 300. A Spanish Hebrew Bible from 1300–1350 is on view in Gallery 14 at The Met Cloisters. 

Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. 

WHEN

Saturday, July 20, 2019 (All day)

EVENT LOCATION

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028

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