Recent Exhibitions

(2000 to Present).

Beyond the Golden Fleece: Twenty-Six Centuries of Jewish Life in Georgia

An exhibition focused on the unique history and culture of the Jewish community in the Republic of Georgia from its earliest traces in antiquity to its involvement in the renaissance of Georgia after the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

From the Land of Myth and Fire: Eight Millennia of Georgian Art and Culture

Scheduled to open in late 2001 at the Walters Art Gallery and to travel to Mingei International Museum in San Diego and Houston Fine Arts Museum.*

An exhibition from half a dozen museums in Georgia focusing on the rich and diverse history of Georgian material culture, from its ancient metallurgy to its medieval icons and manuscripts to its post-medieval textiles to its early twentieth-century paintings.

Jewish Artists: On the Edge

Anne & John Marion Art Center and the Gallery of Fine Arts at the College of Santa Fe; and Yeshiva University Museum, May-August, 2001; subsequently traveled.

An exhibition of the work of fifty international artists that challenges the all too common notion either that there is no such thing as “Jewish art or that art that offers a recognizably Jewish focus is other than cutting edge.

Inside and Out: House and Home

Bermuda National Gallery, September, 2003 – January, 2004.

An exhibition of 59 works from four continents (both contemporary works and older works) focused on the paired terms and concepts of “house” and “home,” and the varied ways in which such concepts can and have been expressed visibly across time and space.

Fruits of Plunder: The ERR and the Nazi Theft of Art

First Friday, Falls Church, VA, October-November, 2005. 
(co-curated with Marc Masurovsky)

An exhibition exploring the issue of art plundered by the Nazis during World War II and the post-war return or failure to be returned of such works up to the present day.

From Sea to Shining Sea: America Through our Eyes

DC Arts Center, Spring, 2006.

An exhibition of work by 19 artists in various media from across the country either reflecting on water in various modes or commenting on the political history of America with respect to the ideal versus the reality of sea-to-sea freedoms for all—or both.

The Glory of Ukraine: Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations

Organized by the International Foundation for Arts and Education, Washington, DC

Meridian International, Washington, DC (Oct, 2010- Jan, 2011)
Joslyn Museum of Art, Omaha, NE (Feb-May, 2011)
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX (May-Sep, 2011)
Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, MN (Oct, 2011-Jan, 2012)

Stone, Silence and Speech: Sculptures by Sy Gresser

Katzen Museum, American University, Maryland
April-September, 2015

Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth

Jerusalem Biennale: Machtarot Museum and Beit Bezeq
October – November, 2017

Spoils of War

Universal Museum of Art
co-curated with Marc Masurovsky

An extensive exploration in virtual reality of the range and variety of works plundered by the Nazis and their subsequent fate, from the end of the war to the present day.

Authenticity and Identity in Jewish Art

Adas Israel Congregation
Quebec Street NW, Washington, DC
May 6—June 2, 2020 Exhibit opening and public lecture: May 6, 2020

The Arts of Alice Lok Cahana, Ronnie Cahana, and Kitra Cahana

Identity, Art, and Migration: