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Gallery Talk

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Sunday, October 19, 2014 1:00 pm

Guests joined us for a drop-in gallery talk with architect and designer Amy Reichert, whose award-winning works are on display at Spertus Institute — October 5, 2014-March 8, 2015 — in Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica.

Amy Reichert Seder Plate IAmy Reichert has been creating Jewish ritual objects (Judaica) since 1995 when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). Ms. Reichert’s creative process fuses sophisticated interpretation of Jewish texts with innovative contemporary design to express the essence of objects used for celebrations and ceremonies.

Ms. Reichert received her BA and MArch from Yale University. She combines her studio work with teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present this debut exhibit of her work.

Symbolism Meets Modern Life

Read an interview with Amy Reichert in The New York Times, in which she talks about turning floating brass flowers into menorahs, decorating silver Sabbath goblets with pearls, and having seder plates carved to resemble desert dunes. MORE>

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Gallery Talks 

Additional free drop-in
gallery talks take place:

Thursday, December 11 at 1 pm
Sunday, March 8 at 1 pm  


Exhibits at Spertus Institute
are supported in part by the
Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation.

Chicago Artists Month