Mr. Murray Zimiles, special guest curator at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, will present "Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses – From the Synagogue to the Carousel” at The Adams Street Shul, on April 6, 2008, at 7:00 pm.
Mr. Zimiles will speak about the American Folk Art Museum's first-of-its-kind, current exhibit, made up of work exclusively from Jewish woodcarvers, who made carousel animals as well as synagogue arks in the early years of the 20th Century.
This material, and information about the exhibit, was also featured in the January 2008 issue of Hadassah magazine; and the exhibit's accompanying book has won a national book award!
The subject matter is especially pertinent to us at the Adams Street Shul, as our Ark was carved by Mr. Sam Katz, one of the woodcarvers featured in the exhibit and in the article.
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