Where the natural and the miraculous meet: an interview with artist Debra Olin

In October 2021, the Museum finally opened our first exhibition since the pandemic shuttered our doors for over a year. The exhibition, entitled Debra Olin: Every Protection is a meditation on the folk beliefs, superstitions, and cultural lore that have helped people make sense of … Read more

Tracing the “Jewish Journey” through Hanukiah Design

Coming to America: Divides in the Jewish-American Community

This blog post was written by Museum intern Brendan Hyatt. During the height of Eastern European Jewish immigration to the United States – the phenomenon which drove the establishment of the Eldridge Street Synagogue – opinions on how the newly massive Jewish population ought to … Read more

Rachel Asarnow’s Papercut Art is a Visual Feast

This interview was conducted by Jake Rosenberg. Jake is a playwright, folklorist, producer, and founder of American Lore Theater. Discover more about him at www.metarosenberg.com. Rachel Asarnow leads me up the stairs. “It’s beautiful, but isolated here.” I had come to visit her in her workshop in Maplewood, … Read more