Opening Event for New Exhibit: A Sacred Space: Synagogue Architecture and Identity
Opening Event: A Sacred Space: Synagogue Architecture and Identity
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Samuel D. Gruber will present a lecture entitled “The Image of the Synagogue in Prints: Architecture and Identity” and will talk about the new JTS exhibit he co-curated with Sharon Liberman Mintz.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Samuel D. Gruber is an American art and architectural historian and historic preservationist. He has written extensively on the architecture of the synagogue and is an expert and activist in the documentation, protection and preservation of historic Jewish sites and monuments.
Gruber is the author of American Synagogues: A Century of Architecture and Jewish Community (2003), Synagogues (1999), and many reports and articles. Since 2008, he has written the blog Samuel Gruber’s Jewish Art and Monuments.
Gruber received his BA in Medieval Studies from Princeton University and his PhD in Art and Architectural History from Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Rome, where he won the prestigious Rome Prize in Art History. Since 1994, he has taught art history and Jewish Studies at Syracuse University and other colleges.