ALEFBET: The Alphabet of Memory
June 11-Oct. 1, 2017
Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-5 pm
Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 pm
June 11, noon-4 pm. Free
Oregon Jewish Museum and
Center for Holocaust Education
724 NW Davis St., Portland 97209
503-226-3600 l ojmche.org
The inaugural exhibit in OJMCHE’s main gallery features a visually stunning collection of works by Russian Jewish artist Grisha Bruskin, who is featured in Russia’s pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. This will be the only opportunity to see Bruskin’s work in the United States this year.
Bruskin’s “The ALEFBET: the Alphabet of Memory” features large-scale tapestries draping the walls of the main gallery accompanied by the artist’s preparatory drawings and related gouache paintings, all referencing Kabbalistic and Talmudic teaching, biblical narratives and Russian folklore.