Monsters and Miracles: A Journey Through Jewish Picture Books

October 15, 2010 - January 23, 2011
East Gallery

This ambitious exhibition explores the evolution of Jewish picture books, from illuminated manuscripts, alef-bets (books of Hebrew letters), and Passover Haggadot to stories that consider monsters (golems, dybbuks, and wild things), life in the shtetl, and the role of migration in Jewish life. The exhibition comprises a “who’s who” of picture-book artists, including Mordicai Gerstein, Nonny Hogrogian, Trina Schart Hyman, Maurice Sendak, Uri Shulevitz, and William Steig. 

Curated by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, and independent scholar Neal Sokol. 

This exhibition was co-organized with The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA.

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