Jewish Museum shows works from Benguiat Collection
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Jewish Museum shows works from Benguiat Collection

A Torah mantle dating to 1771, with silk and metallic thread embroidery, is part of the Benguiat Collection. (Courtesy the Jewish Museum, NY. The H. Ephraim and Mordecai Benguiat Family Collection)
A Torah mantle dating to 1771, with silk and metallic thread embroidery, is part of the Benguiat Collection. (Courtesy the Jewish Museum, NY. The H. Ephraim and Mordecai Benguiat Family Collection)

The Jewish Museum is exhibiting “Masterpieces and Curiosities: The Benguiat Collection,” featuring more than 30 works from the Museum’s H. Ephraim and Mordecai Benguiat Family Collection, through July 2020. The decorative and ceremonial art includes a newly restored Torah ark curtain from Istanbul (ca. 1735) and an ornately embroidered silk 18th-century Bulgarian pillowcase for a seder.

The exhibition was organized by associate curator Aviva Weintraub, who also is the director of the New York Jewish Film Festival. For more information, call (212) 423-3200 or go to TheJewishMuseum.org.

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