Expanded Judaic Art Gallery Reopens - Circa - NCMA - North Carolina Museum of Art
John Coffey

John Coffey is deputy director for art and curator of American and modern art at the NCMA.

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  1. Faith - Reply

    July 13, 2015

    Love the new space; I walked through two weeks ago and it was crowded- a good sign of the gallery's success.
  2. JoAnn Pizer-Fox - Reply

    August 14, 2015

    Thrilled with the new expanded Judaic Art Gallery! Cabinets, new explanations on wall cards, and lighting on objects is exceptional.
  3. Norma Gindes - Reply

    August 15, 2015

    Really excited to visit the new gallery. So pleased the NCMA has invested the time and support to expand this important collection.
  4. Marilyn Ornstein - Reply

    September 07, 2015

    We visited the museum yesterday and enjoyed the new space and lighting. The addition of the large explanation cards is also a great plus for the exhibit. We did have one question regarding the words on the "screen curtain" as you enter the exhibit. Though we know some hebrew, we were unable to decipher it. Could you tell us what it says? An explanation card nearby might be worthwhile. Thanks.
  5. k_kelly - Reply

    September 10, 2015

    Thanks for your query, Marilyn. The screen features a detail from a mezuzah by Ilya Schor. Translation: …impress these My words upon your very heart…bind them as a sign on your hand and let them serve as a symbol on your forehead… [Deuteronomy 11: 18]
  6. Jeanne Belleville-Morin - Reply

    October 31, 2015

    Can't wait to visit the new expanded collection! How long will the 12 items from the NY Museum be there to see?
  7. k_kelly - Reply

    November 02, 2015

    Hi, Jeanne. The objects from The Jewish Museum in New York are on indefinite, long-term loan to the NCMA. Come by for a visit!
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