Synagogues figured prominently in Alessandro Magnasco’s work. Was the artist a philo-Semite? Or was something else going on here?
In 1939, Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Adolf Hitler. Seeing those words today forces us to confront the best and worst in ourselves.
Two Archie Rand exhibits of artistic Biblical interpretation shed light on the religious texts they portrayed.
There was an anti-Semitic and a philo-Semitic side to Martin Luther. Both are on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
In the Bible, Balaam beat an ass, talked to one, and was kind of an ass himself. So how did he wind up on a stained-glass window in Minneapolis?
A linoleum print of Leopoldo Mendez’s ‘Deportation to Death’ might be the first widely-circulated image of the death camps. A new Philadelphia exhibit explores the prescience of Mexican artists in World War II.
Keith Sachs, former CEO of Saxco, discusses his collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which includes works by Jasper Johns, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin.
At age 23, Rembrandt painted the Biblical episode of “Judas Returning Thirty Pieces of Sliver.” But his work, on view at the Morgan, transcends typical anti-semitism seen in other depictions of that passage.
Tehran-born and Los Angeles-based artist Angela Larian incorporates both Western and Persian philosophy into her work.
In her synagogue reliefs, Barbara Goodstein saw religion’s capacity to draw people together.