In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis

November 22, 2009 - February 28, 2010
Rosenberg & Winnick Galleries

In the Beginning re-imagines the first chapter of Genesis through a series of commissioned works by dynamic and internationally acclaimed contemporary artists including: Alan Berliner, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Matthew Ritchie, Ben Rubin, and Shirley Shor. Featuring diverse conceptual approaches and artistic practices, the artists challenge viewers to consider various ideas about the origins of our universe and our beginnings.

The exhibition In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis was organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, and has been adapted by the Yeshiva University Museum for this presentation.

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Shirley Shor, The Well, 2008. Multimedia installation. Commissioned by the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Courtesy of the artist and Mike Weiss Gallery. Photo credit: Bruce Damonte.
Installation view: Matthew Ritchie, Day One, 2008.
Installation view: Alan Berliner, Playing God, 2009.
Installation view: Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Tsimtsum Shevirat Ha-Kelim, 2009.