A project partially funded through METRO's digitization grants program at the Jewish Theological Seminary Library will be among the highlights at this month's library open house. Please read on for details:
JTS Library Open House: You’re InvitedPlease join us for the next Open House at The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Library curators will be on hand to guide you through a selection of exhibits in and around The Library:
- Love and Marriage.Curators will present and explain materials related to marriage in anticipation of a major JTS exhibit on ketubbot (marriage contracts) at The Jewish Museum this spring. Special Reading Room of The Library (fifth floor).
- Bernard Picart: Biblical and Religious Prints of the Eighteenth Century.A rare Picart watercolor was recently discovered in our collection. See examples of Picart’s work, learn about the printmaking process, and find out how the watercolor was conserved. Outside the Special Reading Room of The Library (fifth floor).
- Jewish Musical Response to German Kulturexploreschanges in Jewish music from the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment) through the Nazi years with historical photos, engravings, correspondence, and musical scores. Alperin Lobby (first floor).
- The Diaries of Mordecai Kaplan, Digitized. Discover how The Library has made the writings of this prominent twentieth-century Jewish theologian, whose diaries reside in our archives, more widely available. The Library (second floor).
- Genesis Blossoms.On view are twelve bold, digitally created images by award-winning contemporary artist Rudi Wolff, who was inspired by the book of Genesis. Evelyn Kasle Scholars Lounge, The Library (fifth floor).
- Volumes, curated by JTS Artist-in-Residence Tobi Kahn, showcases works created by JTS students, faculty, and staff. The Library (second floor), through December.We look forward to seeing you on December 14, 2010. Registration is required for this event; RSVP to Hector Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 678-8075.The Library is located at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd street) on New York City’s Upper West Side and is accessible by the 1 train and the M4 and M104 buses. Please arrive early; photo ID is required.