Tamar Paley | A Fringe of Her Own: A Collection of Ritual Objects for Women

Monday, March 5 - Friday, June 22, 2018

Tamar Paley


The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is proud to present Israeli artist Tamar Paley. “A Fringe of Her Own,” features Paley's collection of handmade Jewish ritual objects that deconstruct and reinterpret the tallit, tzitzit, and tefillin, typically worn by men. Traditionally, the tzitzit, or fringes, hold special significance as a reminder of one’s spiritual obligations. In Paley’s collection of wearable objects, the fringes become a delicate sculptural form.

Recognizing the gap that exists between Jewish women and these ritual objects - and with a growing need to provide a feminine interpretation of patriarchal religious practice - Paley’s work offers a reshaping of traditional patriarchal forms from a female perspective using materials, text, and symbolism that acknowledge the physical and spiritual experiences of women in Judaism.



Tuesday, March 20, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Exercises for the Quiet Eye with Annie Storr
WSRC Scholar, art historian and museum educator, Annie Storr will lead art experiencing exercises through the Kniznick Gallery exhibition Tamar Paley | A Fringe of Her Own: A Collection of Ritual Objects for Women. Storr developed Exercises for the Quiet Eye (EQE) to encourage patient reflection, appreciation, and an attempt to avoid the rush to understand, or determine a set interpretation for what we see. 

Tuesday, April 17, 5 - 8 pm

Artist's Lecture & Reception
Join us at 5 pm for a lecture with Tamar Paley, reception to follow
Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Program

Sunday, April 22, 12 - 1:30 pm

On The Fringe: Creating New Traditions
Join us for an open discussion led by Tamar Paley on our relationships with ritual objects. Paley will share a questionnaire and guide participants in imagining new ways of practicing religion to reflect our unique personal and gendered experiences. 
Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Program
Participate in the Questionnaire

Special Weekend Hours | Sunday, April 15 & Sunday, April 22, 12 - 4 pm

This exhibition and programs are made possible thanks to the generous support of Arnee & Walter Winshall and Suzanne Priebatsch.