Rena Tobey – NY Jewish Museum Exhibitions

Tissot and the Bible

A turn to deep reflection and spirituality marked the last 20 years of Tissot’s life!

In this talk, Rena Tobey will take  a close look at how Tissot used the dynamics of illustration to tell stories through the art. The work is placed in the context of his career and in the context of changing technology that made illustration possible.

He made one of many trips to Palestine in 1896 to draw inspiration, observing the landscape where the biblical stories took place and producing what he felt were historically accurate illustrations.

This lecture is in Partnership with the NY Jewish Museum. Recordings are not permitted

Also in the series:
Tues. Feb. 6: Marta Minujin: Arte! Arte! Arte!

Rena Tobey – NY Jewish Museum Exhibitions

Marta Minujin: Arte! Arte! Arte!

The first survey exhibition in the United States of Marta Minujín, a defining force of Latin American art whose trajectory intersected with the major artistic developments of the postwar period while reflecting a singular spirit and vision infused by her sharp intellect, irreverent humor, and performative presence.

Marta Minujín established an international reputation as a key artistic voice at a young age. Born to a Russian-Jewish family in 1943 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Minujín began her career in the late 1950s creating cardboard constructions and roughly hewn paintings. Today she is one of Argentina’s most recognized artists and celebrated cultural personalities.

Also in the series:
Thurs. Feb. 29: Tissot and the Bible

The NY Jewish Museum does not allow recordings


Rena Tobey with an In Depth Look at Winslow Homer: Visions of Change

Winslow Homer: Visions of Change

Just in time for a major retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opening in April, 2022, join Classi Lectures and Rena Tobey for an in-depth look at the works and career of master artist Winslow Homer.
As American Art in the 1800s sought to define American identity, Homer propelled this introspective gaze into profound new insights with a subtle and clarion voice. Beginning with the American Civil War, Homer teased out the complexities of everyday life in a radically changing world. Maturing as an artist, his paintings offered compelling commentary about how the war changed roles for women and for men, then elevated those insights into images of epic battles with nature. Along the way, we will consider the elusive man behind the point-of-view of his paintings.
Please note time changed from 11am to 2pm!
Also in the Series:

Chagall: Love, War, and Exile Jewish Museum exhibition – April 7 at 2 PM.

Classi Lectures & Beth Tikvah Synagogue Toronto present Tour “Hare with the Amber Eyes” with Rena Tobey

Jewish Museum’s latest Exhibition “The Hare with the Amber Eyes”

The exhibition that tells the story of the Ephrussi family—celebrated in the 2010 memoir and The New York Times bestseller of the same name by Edmund de Waal—and showcases the breadth and depth of their illustrious collection. The exhibition, on view at the Jewish Museum from November 19, 2021 through May 15, 2022, explores the family’s rise to prominence and splendor in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by a focus on the prolific collector and historian of art, Charles Ephrussi, to the inter-war years, and finally World War II, when the family lost its fortune and collection to Nazi looting.


Note  START TIME 2pm