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.…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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