The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
2021 East 71st Street, Tulsa, OK, USA
www.jewishmuseum.net - (918) 492-1818
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art Tulsa Reviews
Jewish cultural art in Tulsa Oct 15, 2009
As soon as I checked into my hotel room I looked online for local art galleries and museums in the Tulsa area! I was so surprised and excited to learn that there was a museum dedicated to Jewish Art! Its just not what and outsider would have expected to find in Tulsa.
The museum cost $4.50 for adults to visit and was worth more in my opinion!
Photos were not allowed except for the entrance area :(. But U was able to photograph the lovely stain glass windows from a synagogue in Houston, TX that was torn down years ago. The windows date back to 1908. They were beautiful examples of both Jewish faith and stain glass art.
On the first floor was a gallery dedicated to the remembrance of the Holocaust victims/survivors and history of antisemitism in the states. It was an emotional room to tour. Photographs, memorabilia, and video recorded stories from survivors.
upstairs were three galleries.
the first one was a small space at the top of the stairs exhibiting recently acquired works of art. A few poster prints from Chagall, lithographs from Russian Jewish artists depicting Jewish life and artifacts relating to both the culture and faith.
The next gallery space was the largest of the three was dedicated to Jewish items and artifacts relating to the history of Jewish culture and diaspora. There were beautiful pieces of clothing from jewish communities around the world, religious artifacts, and items dating back to the ancient Israelies.
My favorite piece in this room was a Menorah from Mexico. It was in the form of a Mexican woman wearing a brightly colored folk dress and arms straight out at shoulder level. little cups resting on her arms, feet and head for the candles. She was beautiful with her bright colors and jovial expression!
The third room was in the back and focused on a temporary exhibit of recreated ancient Jewish Musical instruments! Moshe Frumin created these wonderful wooden instruments. They were sculptures!! smooth organic lines and forms. A few of them reminded me of the Taurus with these long bull horn shapes. The gallery also had a few homemade instruments from water jugs, plastic pipes and strings for visitors to play with!
Yes I played :P:P:P
Definitely worth visiting!
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