Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. In the first comprehensive US exhibition drawn from the Israel Museum's world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes, more than 100 articles of clothing from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries are showcased, arranged as complete ensembles or shown as stand-alone items. A sumptuous array of apparel from over twenty countries on four continents offers an exceptional opportunity for American audiences to view many facets of Jewish identity and culture through rarely seen garments.
The extraordinary range of textile designs and clothing illuminates the story of how diverse global cultures have thrived, interacted, and inspired each other for centuries. Jewish communities from Afghanistan, Algeria, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Georgia, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Tunisia, Turkey, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Yemen are represented.
A spectacular selection from the collection of the Israel Museum, this exhibition was developed jointly between The Contemporary Jewish Museum and The Jewish Museum in New York, which will be the only two venues for it.