Monday, June 26, 2017
Jewish artists are behind a majority of America’s greatest comic book heroes--Superman, Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, and the Hulk; the list goes on.
JTA did some digging and picked out some of the unexpected Jewish tidbits from among the nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards.
A former tailor’s apprentice whose life’s work last week went on display at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Lille, Nedjar says he merely “exhumes” his puppets to reconnect to his brethren who were murdered in the Holocaust.
The book is designed for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive type of dementia that causes a slow decline in thinking, memory and reasoning.
The settlement allows the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to retain seven pieces of rare German porcelain that were sold in Berlin in 1937 during Nazi-era persecution.
The $10.1 million gift will be used to buy a collection of 450 works by Arthur Szyk, including pieces that have never been displayed publicly.
Sternthal Books is producing a coffee table book of portraits culled from the extensive archives of the Pri-Or Photo House in Tel Aviv.
Nearly 200 Israeli and international professional artists are showcasing their artwork in the second annual Jerusalem Biennale For Contemporary Jewish Art.
Over the years, students have created dozens of products: costumes that encourage children to move during physical therapy; air-cushioned prosthetic legs with superhero designs; fashionable clothes that people with limited range of movement can easily get on and off.
Israeli artist Nir Hod appears to have pulled off something of an art world coup this month.

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