Program Details

Illuminating Jewish Learning Through Art: Contemporary Jewish Artists - Boca Raton

Helene Yentis
Video Catch-up

Course Description

Jewish Tradition teaches that there are 70 ways to study Torah. Art is an important one of them. Images add rich interpretations to texts and connect us to important historical places, events, personalities, Israel, and holiday celebrations. Jews have simultaneously assimilated and remained separate from the majority cultures in which they lived. Their artwork reflects this phenomenon. In this interactive power-point presentation, works in all media by world-class artists will be shown. A series of open-ended questions will be raised. While there are no right or wrong answers, serious discussion bubbles to the surface. It is also a chance to enjoy some great art and to expand your own definition of Jewish art.

About the Instructor

  • Helene Yentis has a MA in Art History and Judaic Studies from the University of Chicago. She has spent extended periods of time in Israel studying art history and archeology. She has over 30 years of experience as an art historian and expert on Jewish Art of all periods and places. Her diverse background includes: lecturing on art history; curating exhibitions in museums, galleries and rare book libraries; leading tours of private collections and historical sites; developing college level curriculum; and researching/cataloging private collections. Her interactive power-point presentations are both educational and entertaining, which support her tagline of "Illuminating Jewish Learning Through Art."