Pernambuco/Brazil: Gateway to New York

September 8, 2004 - January 16, 2005
Rosenberg & Winnick Galleries

The exhibition Pernambuco/Brazil: Gateway to New York, focuses on the Sephardic Jewish presence in Recife, Pernambuco during the 16th & 17th centuries, and highlights its influence on the first Jewish community in North America. When 23 Jews from Recife arrived in Dutch New Amsterdam in 1654, they established the beginning of American Jewish life. This exhibition consists of models, photographs, paintings, and videos and was organized by Arquivo Historico Judaico de Pernambuco and is co-sponsored by the American Sephardi Federation.

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Installation view: Pernambuco/Brazil: Gateway to New York, 2004.