Join Us! NP Registry
Viewing: Missouri Choose State Post Events
AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO
MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY
Main Menu
 •  Home
 •  Post an Event
 •  Event Calendar
 •  Personals
 •  Daily-Catch
 •  For Sale
 •  Jobs
 •  Businesses
 •  Public Records

 •  My Listings
 •  Contact Us
 •  Help

 •  Sign Up

Weekly Mailing
  (7,336,227 Subscribers)

sponsored links

       
 
Title:Signed in Silk: Introducing a Sacred Jewish Textile
Date:3/19/2021 - 10/3/2021
Address:Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Location:Saint Louis, MO
Hours:Tuesday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm, Friday: 10 am–9 pm
Cost/Cover:free
Web Page:https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/signed-in-silk/
Contact Info:314.721.0072
Details:In 2019 the Museum acquired this splendid Torah Ark Curtain (Parokhet), an 18th-century Italian tour de force of needlework and rich metallic embroidery on a shimmering azure-blue silk ground. This artwork is the centerpiece of and the inspiration for the exhibition Signed in Silk: Introducing a Sacred Jewish Textile, which brings together a selection of devotional textiles used in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim contexts as well as highly fashionable secular textiles made in or imported to Europe. The Torah Ark Curtain’s teenage artist embroidered her name across the lower edge of the textile in Hebrew: “made by the young woman Simhah Viterbo in the year ha-yashar ve-ha-tov [5515 (Hebrew) or 1755].” Viterbo lived in Ancona, a port city on the Adriatic coast of Italy and home to a large community of Jews with roots across Europe and the Mediterranean. Ancona was located at a major crossroads on the East–West trade route, allowing Viterbo to draw on a range of multicultural influences. The selection of textiles on view in this exhibition illuminates Viterbo’s impressive synthesis of designs, ranging from stylish Indian palampores, a popular 18th-century cotton textile, to the late Baroque and early Rococo ornaments that embellished fashionable dress, textiles, and silver.

Event is:Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Audience:All Welcome
Category:Exhibit
Submitted by:contributed
 
 
Recent Activity
 
Rachel Curtis
po box 142592 ,saint louis, MO
Kristin Carleton
4072 tarragona dr ,saint louis, MO
Jose Monroy
5029 CHIPPEWA ST ,SAINT LOUIS, MO
Marcine Hall
2911 HARPER ST APT A ,SAINT LOUIS, MO
Rebecca Gerdel
917 bernice ,Saint louis, MO
William Tortella
14 COVERLY LN. ,Saint louis, MO
Sharron Peterson
5333 helen ave ,Saint Louis, MO
Richard Smith
939 Pavillion Dr ,Saint louis, MO
Terri Ross
2258 Berwyn Dr ,Saint Louis, MO
Johnnie Clark
2813 Maurer Ave ,Saint louis, MO
Copyright 2004 - 2021 WhoFish Media Inc., All rights reserved, worldwide.