YINR – Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Bring Abigail H. Meyer via Zoom


December 5, 2023    
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

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Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle is proud to present Abigail H. Meyer on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 @ 8:15 pm (ET) on Zoom.  Meyer will be the fourth speaker of the 2023-2024 season in the monthly scholarly programming offered by WIJS at YINR.

Meyer’s lecture is entitled, “Looking Forward, Looking Back: A Survey of Contemporary Jewish Art.”  The lecture will be an exploration of innovative contemporary art which both celebrates Jewish traditional sources and challenges the boundaries of the modern Jewish world.

Abigail H. Meyer is an art historian, curator and museum educator specializing in Jewish visual arts and material culture with experience in various art-world sectors including collection management and practices, museum interpretation, connoisseurship and provenance research. Meyer was the Head of the Department of Ceremonial Objects and Fine Art at the leading boutique auction house specializing in Judaica in New York City for nearly two decades, and the researcher for Judaica at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts where she was responsible for the scholarship, research, acquisitions and expansion of its Judaica collection.

Meyer consults for museums, universities, libraries, research institutions and private collectors as an independent visual-arts professional specializing in rare Hebrew books, illuminated manuscripts, ritual objects and fine art. As a freelance curator, she has created exhibitions, authored catalogues and serves as an advisor for several Jewish art initiatives. Meyer develops educational programming, crafts museum tours and lectures on art history to draw greater attention to ritual and decorative objects and art relating to Jewish history, cultural heritage and experience.

All WIJS programming is open to women and men.  Please visit www.yinr.org/wijs to view the complete WIJS 2023-24 schedule.  For more information, to be added to the WIJS email list, or for Zoom information, please call 914-636-2215 or email: wijs@yinr.org.  Individuals on the WIJS mailing list will automatically receive the Zoom information.