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Only On Paper: Six Centuries of Judaica from the Gross Family Collection
Exhibition: September 22 ­ December 13, 2003
Opening Reception: Monday, September 22, 5 ­ 8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday ­ Friday, 10 a.m. ­ 5 p.m.
Saturday ­ 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Approximately 180 articlesincluding manuscripts, books, papercuts, etchings
and lithographs from countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the
Americasillustrate the diversity and influence of Jewish art and culture
throughout modern history.  The exhibition is arranged into nine categories
and expresses the essence and richness of life across many cultures.

A chain binding from Basel, Ketubahs (marriage contracts) from India and
Morocco, a board game from Warsaw, papercuts from London and Algeria, a map
and an etching from Amsterdam and an amulet from Iran are just some of the
highlights of the exhibition.

The Chicago exhibition of rare works from the private Gross Family
Collection is exclusive to Columbia¹s Center for Book and Paper Arts.  It is
the first and only time these works will be available for public viewing in
the United States. After the exhibit closes in Chicago, it will return to
Tel Aviv.

During the run of Only On Paper, the Center for Book and Paper Arts will
present lectures and gallery talks as well as joint programming with the
Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies and the Spertus Museum.

A lecture will be given by paper cutting expert Yehudit Shadur on Wednesday,
September 24 at 6:30 p.m.  Be sure to browse through our workshop listings
for details on  Making Traditional Papercuts taught by Yehudit Shadur.  Call
312-344-6630 for further details.

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