Jewish Women and Their Salons. The Power of Conversation

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Authors & Curators

Emily D. Bilski, Emily Braun.


New York City, USA, 2005. 266 pp., illustrations: 92 col., 100 b&w, 26.5 × 23.5 cm. English.




Jewish Museum New York (4 March–10 July 2005)


The history and phenomenon of the Jewish woman’s salon. Title essay, with extensive discussions of various types of salons and salonières (musical, literary, political, etc.), by Emily D. Bilski and Emily Braun. Three additional essays on Jewish women in Berlin circa 1800 (Barbara Hahn), “Music, Femininity, and Jewish Identity: The Tradition and Legacy of the Salon” (Leon Botstein), and “The Salon and Literary Modernism: Proust, Wilde, Stein” (Lucia Re). Biographies of 12 Jewish salonières (Shira Brisman). No itemized listing.

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Antisemitic images/objectsGermanyHistorical photographsHomes/Residences, JewishMedalsMusicPrints, Jewish homes/residences

Other venue

Boston College, McMullen Museum of Art, Mass., USA (22 August–4 December 2005)

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