Beauty, Ritual, and a Journey through Jewish Ceremonial Art

Opening Day Lecture “Beauty, Ritual, and a Journey through Jewish Ceremonial Art”

Speakers: Abigail Rapoport, curator of Judaica at the Jewish Museum; and Warren Klein, guest curator

Explore Jewish ceremonial art from across the world, spanning ancient to contemporary Judaica, from exquisite pieces of silver that adorn the Torah to one-of-a-kind Hanukkah menorahs (menorot). In conjunction with Beauty and Ritual: Judaica from the Jewish Museum, New York, this lecture presents an in-depth look at highlights from the exhibition, sharing unique stories of the beauty and ritual of Jewish ceremonial art. Beauty and Ritual marks the first presentation in a partnership between the MFAH and the Jewish Museum in New York City.

Plan Your Visit | This program and entry to the exhibition are included with general admission. The lecture takes place in Brown Auditorium Theater in the Law Building, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. As a courtesy to all guests, there is no saved seating. The exhibition is on view in the Beck Building. Museum hours on Sundays are 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Safety Guidelines Masks are recommended in Museum auditoriums. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here.

This exhibition is organized by the Jewish Museum, New York, in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Major support provided by:
Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff

Generous support is provided by:
Joan and Stanford Alexander
Joyce Z. Greenberg
Rochelle and Alan Jacobson
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis

Paula G. and Irving Pozmantier
Ann G. Trammell
Scott J. and Nancy F. Atlas

Marty and Kathy Goossen
Marc Grossberg
Barbara and Raymond Kalmans
Joan and Marvin Kaplan Foundation
Helaine and David Lane
Rosalyn and Barry Margolis

Suzanne Miller
Lainie Gordon and David Mincberg
Jean Mintz
Carol and David Neuberger
Esther and Gary Polland
The Radoff Family
Leslie and Russ Robinson
Glen Rosenbaum
Joan Schnitzer
Susan and Ed Septimus
Jeri and Marc Shapiro
The Shirley and Bruce Stein Family
The Diana and Conrad Weil, Jr. Family Foundation
Lori and Scott Wulfe
Erla and Harry Zuber


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