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Touro Synagogue Foundation Virtual Presentation Explores Portraits of Jews from 17th & 18th Century Amsterdam

Touro Synagogue Foundation announces the third program of its Winter 2022-2023 Judah Touro Program Series, featuring Distinguished Professor of Art History, Dr. Samantha Baskind. Dr. Baskind’s presentation is titled, “Picturing Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews in 17th & 18th Century Amsterdam.”

Baskind will present the work of Rembrandt, Bernard Picart, and several other artists who spent considerable time drawing and painting the Jewish residents of Amsterdam, both in the synagogue and as they went about their daily lives in Amsterdam. Picart was one of the first to distinguish in his etchings between the Ashkenazic Jews of Germany and Eastern Europe and the Sephardic Jews of Portugal. The images produced and published by these artists give us a remarkable insight into the life and practices of the Jews who came to Newport in the colonial period.

There is no fee to reserve for the February 9 presentation, but reservations are required to receive the Zoom login information.

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February 9, 2023
6:00 pm
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Virtual Event (Zoom)
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