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Exhibition Review: "Jewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation"

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Judith Rosenbaum; Judith Rosenbaum

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2005, pp.26-27.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Culture and religion (Museums, memorials, and monuments)

Keywords: Museums and Exhibitions; History; Gender; Culture

Type: Other

Coverage: New York Massachusetts New York Massachusetts


The author reviews "Jewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation", an exhibit which was shown at the Jewish Museum (New York) and the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. The exhibit drew on a variety of historical sources, including letters, diaries, paintings and literature. The author explains that the exhibit illustrates and enhances the important contributions of women's history and gender studies to the field of Jewish studies.