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Construction|Reconstruction: Art and Architecture of the 18th Century Polish Synagogue

Event: Construction|Reconstruction: Art and Architecture of the 18th Century Polish Synagogue
The Melton Center for Jewish Studies presents: Construction | Reconstruction: Art and Architecture of an 18th Century Polish Synagogue

Meet Rick and Laura Brown, art and architecture faculty from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Tom Hubka, Emeritus Professor of architectural history from University of Wisconsin to learn about a unique collaborative project with the Museum of the History of Polish Jews to recreate one of the most beautiful 18th century synagogues in Poland, the Gwoździec wooden synagogue. The Gwoździec wooden synagogue is an exquisite expression in timber and paint of PolandŐs historical diversity. When compared to the drabness of daily life in 18th century Poland, the experience of entering an intensely colored interior of a painted synagogue must have been exhilarating. Indeed, artists and architectural historians recognized the unique value of these historic buildings and documented them during the late 19th and early 20th centuries before they were all destroyed by the Nazis in World War II.

Funded by the Diane Cummins Community Education Fund and co-sponsored by Ohio State's Departments of History and History of Art, Center for the Study of Religion, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, and Knowlton School of Architecture.
Date and time:October 14, 2013
12:30 PM
Location:Area on Campus: OSU's Knowlton School of Architecture, Room 175
Contact:Lori Fireman
Phone Number:614-292-0700
Event category:Melton Center for Jewish Studies & History Of Art
Event Type:Lecture

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