David Van Biema is a longtime religion writer and the author of the
upcoming book, Speaking to God: A Cultural History of the Psalms.
c. 2016 Religion News Service
(RNS) Four years ago, the co-curators of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new show, Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven, visited Theophilos III, the city’s Orthodox patriarch, and solicited his community’s cooperation.
(RNS) Whenever Alfonse Borysewicz addresses a fresh canvas, a daunting set of issues stares back at him.
As Passover approached, Tobi Kahn worked in his studio in Queens, New York, putting washes of glaze on a silver-painted peg, a miniature sculpture soon to join 48 others.
What can a nearly forgotten set of 58 masterful etchings by a man once called one of the great artists of the 20th century tell us about the state of religious art in America?
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