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National Museum of American Jewish History

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Philadelphia, United States
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October 2019

Panel on Architect Louis Kahn

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, United States
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$12.

Louis I. Kahn was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, a Philadelphian, and a Russian Jewish immigrant. A panel of world experts explores Kahn’s long-term impact on American design as well as lesser-known aspects of his life and work, including his designs for private homes and a historic synagogue, and his teaching career at the University of Pennsylvania. Free for members of the Athenaeum, members of the National Museum of American Jewish History and PennCard holders.…

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December 2019

Transformations of the Ketubah: From Contract to Artifact and Beyond

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, United States
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Free

The Jewish wedding contract (ketubah) has a remarkably dynamic history, conceived in turn as a legal contract, a museum artifact, and a domestic artwork. In recent decades its appearance and meaning have been refashioned by a complex interplay between the Jewish home and the Jewish museum. In this talk, Shandler explores this multilayered significance through a look at diverse ketubot, including examples from NMAJH’s own collection.

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