Monday, October 01, 2007

Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel

Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. "...traces the journey of Jewish woodcarvers and other artisans from Eastern and Central Europe to America and the unsung role they played in establishing a distinct Jewish culture in communities throughout the United States. The exuberant artworks stand as a testament to a history of survival and transformation and provide a surprising revelation of the link that was forged between the synagogue and the carousel as immigrant Jewish artists transferred symbolic visual elements into this vernacular American idiom. Much more at the special Exhibition Website.