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"Women of the Book" exhibition

The exhibition "Women of the Book: Jewish Artist, Jewish Themes"  will be
on display in the Kamin Gallery of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center,
University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, from June
18 through August 6, Mon  - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm. Opening reception on June
18th, 5pm - 8 pm.

       WOMEN OF THE BOOK at the University of Pennsylvania Library

       Women of the Book: Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes, is an exhibition of
       40 women artists who have created bookworks of unusual beauty and
       significance. Among the themes are the familly rituals, traditions and
       liturgy, the Holocaust, the integration of Jewish culture into art,
       humorous takes on being "Jewish", cultural memory and the
       celebration of festivals, among others. But what is most meaningful in
       this exhibition of more than 40 bookworks is the sense of "belonging"
       to either a cultural or religious community, or even both. There is a
       message in all these bookworks which separates them from most
       which are oftentimes made to be "beautiful" or defy the confines of
       "bookness". Instead, there is content in these works of art, which is a
       reflection of women from Australia, New Zealand, North America,
       England, Israel, Italy and South Africa.

       The exhibition is curated by Judith A. Hoffberg, renowned expert in
       books and creator of exhibitions of bookworks from around the world.

For more information about this exhibition at the University of
Pennsylvania Library please contact:
Greg Bear @ 215.898.7088 or via email <gbook5@pobox.upenn.edu>.


Greg Bear
Information Designer
Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
phone:215.898.7088      fax: 215.573.9079
e-mail: gbook5@pobox.upenn.edu

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