Lecture on Contemporary Ceramics and Judacia

Please join us for a lecture on ceramics and contemporary Judaica at Greenwich House Pottery on Monday, September 27th at 6:30 pm.

Location: 16 Jones Street (between Bleecker and West 4th Streets), Jane Hartsook Gallery, 2nd Floor, NYC. RSVP to pottery@greenwichhouse.org. Space is limited!

Laura Kruger, curator of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York, is a specialist in contemporary fine art. As the founder and president of the Kruger Gallery in New York (1974-1989), Kruger featured contemporary artists working in the métier of jewelry. Additionally, Kruger Gallery was the source of museum replica products and functioned as the marketing consultant for museum gift shops in the U.S. and abroad.

In 1991 she founded the American Guild of Jewish Art, a membership organization for professional Jewish artists.  In 2004, she served as the co-chair of the Council of Jewish Museums annual conference in New York City. She is the chair/curator of the Art Committee for UJA-Federation of New York.  Serving as a member of several not-for-profit boards, including the Museum of Art and Design, The Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, The Greenwich House Pottery, and the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center, Kruger promotes fine arts, contemporary craft and Judaica exhibitions. She has curated numerous museum exhibitions in the fields of contemporary craft, jewelry, artists’ books, Judaica, and contemporary art.

She serves on the Judaica Acquisitions Committee of the Jewish Museum and is Vice President of ArtTable, a national membership group of professional women in the fine arts.  She is a Board Member of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and chairs the Museum Advisory Committee. She is called upon to jury fine arts competitions and exhibitions.

Laura has curated over 90 fine art exhibitions and contributed to numerous catalogues. Among the exhibitions that continue to travel throughout the country are; Judy Chicago/Jewish Identity, Tobi Kahn: Avoda-Objects of the Spirit, Archtype/Anonymous: Biblical Women in Contemporary Art, Living in the Moment: Contemporary Artists Celebrate Jewish Time and The Art of Aging, Aliza Olmert: Tikkun, and Waldsee 1944.

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