The Human Figure and Jewish Culture begins with the Second Commandment and its interpretations. It then surveys the varied artworks and aesthetic styles of depicting human forms from the earliest known images in a Jewish setting (3rd c., CE) through contemporary times. This program starts with wall paintings, illuminated manuscripts, gravestone reliefs, and moves to etchings, sculpture and paintings in many varied approaches. July will focus on Pre-Enlightenment & Beyond. In August the focus will be early 20th Century, followed in September with the 20th & 21st Century. The Human Figure and Jewish Culture highlights human figures in Jewish settings from different places and at different times. It is a mesmerizing overview!