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Collecting Local: 10 New Acquisitions
Collecting Local: 10 New AcquisitionsSunday, March 9, 2014 to Sunday, August 24, 2014
First floor vestibule gallery.
Admission is free.
Join us to view important new additions to our collection, additions that reflect Spertus Institute’s commitment to preserving local Jewish art, artifacts, and the stories they tell.
Featured objects include a monumental abstract painting by a young refugee from Danzig who went on to become the doyenne of the Chicago art scene, a whimsical papercut ketubbah with some very unconventional imagery, pendant portraits of two of Chicago’s earliest Jewish settlers, copper printing plates from an artist who got his start at the 57th Street Art Fair, a precious antique Haggadah collected by the physician who delivered 5000 Chicago babies, and a lithograph marking the Chicago unveiling of Chagall’s beloved Four Seasons mosaic.
Exhibits at Spertus are supported in part by the Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation.