By: Jeff Yowell | Category: Other | Issue: April 2008
Untitled lithograph by Robert Motherwell available for viewing at the Balka exhibit.
The Eye of the Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka, a traveling exhibition created by the Hebrew Union Museum of New York, is on display at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa until April 27. This exhibition, gathered from the Sigmund Balka Collection of the HUC, "encompasses the expression of European and American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries as they encountered the challenges of modernity." The exhibition includes images of traditional Jewish life and religion while it documents the Jewish quest to make a new home in America and the fate of those caught up in the Holocaust.
Featuring works on paper from artists such as Max Beckmann, Ben Shahn, Jacques Lipchitz, Raphael Soyer, Chaim Gross, Leonard Baskin, Will Barnet, Robert Motherwell, and Larry Rivers, the exhibit tells the story of the Jewish journey over the last two centuries.
Through its extensive national and international relationships with major museums, the Sherwin Miller Museum is able to bring you the only viewing of this exhibition outside New York City. Open in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Eye of the Collector is an opportunity to experience great works of art rarely exhibited in the Midwest.
“The Bronx Zoo,” a lithograph by Larry Rivers on display at The Eye of the Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka.