Gallery Opening Reception: The Art of Barbara Wolff

Transforming the Word: Continuing the Tradition of Hebrew Manuscript Illumination
The Art of Barbara Wolff

Opening Reception
Thu | Oct 19 | 6:00–7:30 pm

Barbara Wolff’s illuminated texts are created in the tradition of the great medieval Hebrew manuscripts. Those have survived to today like messengers from the distant past, speaking to us in the voices of artists and scribes and conveying the faith of the devoted owners who treasured and preserved them. While her illuminations are made with materials and techniques of the 14th century, they are conceived with a 21st century sensibility and an awareness of the history, archeology, geography, and customs of the region in which these ancient words were set.