On Monday, April 22, Warren Klein, curator of the Herbert and Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica, will present "Why is this Book Different than all Other Books? A Glimpse into the Changing Imagery of the Illustrated Haggadah." The talk will be held at the UConn Stamford campus in MPR 108 from 12:15-1:45 pm. Lunch will be served.
The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. If you require an accommodation, please contact Stamford Coordinator for Judaic Studies Professor Fred Roden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-251-8559.
About the Talk
Several image cycles and representations in the Passover Haggadah will be examined, beginning from medieval manuscript illumination through the 20th century. Special attention will be placed on the representation of the 4 sons, order of the seder, and ceremonial foods.
About the Speaker
Warren Klein has been the curator of the Herbert and Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanu-El since 2013. His exhibitions have included graphic posters, contemporary Jewish wedding gowns, Golda Meir, and, most recently, Jews and Chocolate. Previously, he worked at the JTS Library, Skirball Museum in Los Angeles, Magnes Museum in Berkeley, and several private collections in New York. He holds an MA in Jewish Art from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a BA in the History of Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz.