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Only on Paper. Six Centuries of Judaica from the Gross Family Collection

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Curator

Bill Drendel.

Collection

Gross Family Collection.

Imprint

Chicago, Ill., USA, 2003. DVD. English.

Location

Columbia College, Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts (22 September–13 December 2003)

Description

The first Judaica exhibition catalog in DVD form. Large selection of rare works on paper which capture the essence of Jewish life across centuries, cultures and continents. Exhibits displayed in 9 sections: Bible, Holiday, Home & Daily Life, Wedding, Mysticism, Personalities, Prayer & Ritual, Holy Land, and Synagogue. DVD includes: a virtual tour of the exhibition, a commentary on and brief history of each object, an essay by William L. Gross about the exhibition, an interview with him about his collecting activities, and a dictionary of Judaica terms. 174 items.

main keywords

AMULETSBIBLESERETZ ISRAELHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSKETUBBOTPAPER, WORKS ONPAPERCUTSPRINTED BOOKSPRINTSSHIVITI PLAQUES

minor keywords

Adar plaquesAleph-Bet books/sheetsAstronomy/AstrologyBa’al Shem TovCalendarsGames/ToysHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & GermanyHebrew illuminated manuscripts, IraqHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Jerusalem, 19th–20th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, KurdistanHebrew illuminated manuscripts, MoroccoHebrew illuminated manuscripts, TurkeyHebrew illuminated manuscripts, YemenHevra Kadisha illuminated manuscriptsHistorical photographsHoly Land souvenirsHurva synagogue, JerusalemIlan ha-gadolKabbalahMaps, Holy LandMaps, JerusalemMenasseh ben IsraelMicrographyMinhagim booksMizrachNapolean BonaparteNeedlework/Embroidery folk panelsOppenheimer, Joseph (“Jud Süß”)PortraitsPortraits, rabbisPostersPrayerbooks/MahzorsPrints, cemeteriesPrints, costumePrints, Jewish customs & ceremoniesPrints, synagoguesScrolls of Esther, bookformScrolls of Esther, illuminatedShabbetai TsviShana Tova greeting cardsShiviti plaques, paperSimchat Torah flagsSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsSukkah decorations, UshpizinSynagogues, AmsterdamSynagogues, FrankfurtSynagogues, ViennaWedding poems, riddles and songsWoodcutsYahrzeit/Memorial plaques/sheetsZionism

Related ephemera

Postcard announcing exhibition opening, 1 col. illus., 26.6 × 15.5 cm.

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