Chase Family Gallery
Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age
April 7 - April 27, 2014
"Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age" is a traveling exhibit from the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, which shows how “bat mitzvah evolved from a radical innovation into a nearly universal American tradition.” It is a fascinating example of Judaism’s dynamism and ability to adapt to changing times and attitudes, while also exemplifying the continually evolving roles and responsibilities of women in cultural and religious life. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and the Mandell Jewish Community Center. For programming info: www.jhsgh.org
Stories of Bat Mitzvah Around the World with Barbara Vinick, author of Today I am a Woman.
The Chase Family Gallery presents six to eight major exhibits each year, with works ranging from contemporary to classical to avant garde. Opening reception parties allow members to meet the artists, mingle with their friends, and get a sneak preview of the pieces on display.