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Eva Hesse, The Extraordinary Sculptor Who Escaped the Nazis then Died at 34

January 11, 2016
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Eva Hesse, The Extraordinary Sculptor Who Died at 34

Minimalist art is characterized by a kind of machine-made reductiveness, a movement transgressive in its simplicity. So what would post-minimalism look like? Just check out the breathtaking work of the late Eva Hesse. Born to observant Jews in Hamburg, on this day, January 11, in 1936, Hesse escaped Nazi Europe…

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A Sculptural Tribute to Israel’s Tragic Summer

September 29, 2015
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With his arresting sculptural installation “Pillar of Ash,” NYC-based Israeli artist Romy Achituv responds to…

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“You Killed My Jew, Now I’ve Killed Yours”: The Murder of Bruno Schulz

August 24, 2015
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"You Killed My Jew, Now I've Killed Yours": The Murder of Bruno Schulz

Bruno Schulz wasn’t just one of the 20th century’s greatest Polish-language literary stylists—fans know him…

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Abstract Painter Mark Rothko’s Jewish Roots

April 15, 2015
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Before Mark Rothko’s famous rectangles of color were…

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A New Film That Uncovers Hidden Drawings from Concentration Camps

February 12, 2015
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One of the most common drawings from a…

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The Most Innovative Judaica We’ve Ever Seen

July 1, 2014
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The Most Innovative Judaica We've Ever Seen

A tie made out of an old tallit.…

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Meet Tom Freud, Sigmund’s Famous Niece

June 18, 2014
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Meet Tom Freud, Sigmund’s Famous Niece

You’ve probably heard of Lucian Freud, Sigmund Freud’s grandson,…

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The Mousy Museum Lady Who Documented Nazi Crimes

November 8, 2013
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Earlier this week, Bavarian authorities confirmed that in 2012 a German…

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The Jerusalem Robbers’ Gallery

January 2, 2013
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Like many formerly gritty downtown districts around the…

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Degenerate Art

November 1, 2012
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Under the Third Reich, as the situation for Jews…

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The Excommunicated City

May 31, 2012
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The city of York, England, is a vacation…

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Birdies, Orphans and Fools

May 2, 2012
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Today, Ephraim Sidon is the chief rabbi of Prague, Czech Republic.…

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