April 29, 2013
A project of the Rose Art Museum and the Israel Museum has been awarded a Bronfman Brandeis-Israel Research Collaboration Award. The first phase in a series of research-based, thematic exhibitions - accompanied by scholarly publications - will be featured at both museums. Brandeis participants will be Christopher Bedford, the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose, and Gannit Ankori, chair in Israeli art in the Department of Fine Arts and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Israel Museum participants will be Mira Lapidot, Yulla and Jaques Lipchitz Chief Curator of the museum, and Amitai Mendelsohn, curator of the David Orgler Department of Israeli Art.
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times
Exhibit opening at the Museum of Science, Boston, May 19th
Fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls are displayed along a comprehensive collection of antiquities from Israel. Highlights include a three-ton stone from Jerusalem’s Western Wall, limestone capitals from the first temple period (1000-586 BCE), ossuaries from the early Roman period, and an ancient signature preserved for millennia on the Archer Seal.
The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge
First Sunday of every month.
For Israel-related events in the Boston area, visit the Israeli Consulate website.