Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hanukah Greetings and Last Call for Israeli Exhibition at Neuberger Museum, through December 1

Adi Nes, Untitled (from the Soldiers series), 1999 

I refuse to use that "Thanksgiving-whatchamacallit" to usher in The Festival of Lights. Tonight Jews will light the first candle for Hanukah. It's not Thanksgiving yet - I'll send you Thanksgiving Greeting separately.  Thank you very much!

But first, a quick reminder to catch The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Videos from Israel at the Neuberger Museum, which will close on Sunday, December 1st. The museum is open today, 12 - 5 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and open again Friday, Saturday and Sunday (even though the students are on vacation).

Curated by Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Helaine Posner and art critic Lilly Wei, this fabulous show is well worth the schlep up Anderson Hill Road and to Purchase College campus drive all the way to the parking lot, then up the stairs to the campus plaza. Oy!  The photogrtaphs are terrific, but the videos take a while. Be prepared to stay at least two hours.  My favorites are Dana Levy's The Fountain, 2011 and Shahar Marcus, Sabich 2006.

Plus the museum's gift shop has many wonderful items you might like to purchase for your special someones.

Happy Hanukah  for now - 

With my best wishes for a delicious celebration,
Beth New York

aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic
New York Arts Exchange 

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