Opening Reception: Wolloch Haggadah Exhibition
The Rubin-Frankel Gallery
Apr. 3, 2012, 06:00 pm
Join us for hors de’oeuvres, wine and art at the opening reception of “The Wolloch Haggadah” Exhibition. Free and open to the public. Commissioned by the Wolloch family, the images within this collection of 36 hand-printed lithographs link the ancient redemption from Egypt with the Holocaust in memory of their family members who perished during World War II. The original art was exhibited at the Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at the 92nd Street Y in 1989, at Herbert Goldman’s Art Gallery in Haifa, Israel to benefit the International Society for Yad Vashem, and at Duke University, and it has been published in a very limited edition. The artists, illustrator David Wander and calligrapher Yonah Weinreb, juxtapose the themes of the Exodus and the Holocaust by emphasizing the common histories of slavery, violence, and burning books, and the Star of David along with the traditional Hebrew text of the Haggadah. He also includes beautiful borders, flowers, and the Israeli flag to symbolize the coming freedom of the Jewish people. The drawings contain no human figures, signifying the absence of those who perished during the Holocaust.