October 3, 2017

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb at the Mobile Museum of Art

Adolph Gottlieb, Untitled. 1973. Monotype in ink on paper, plate size: 18 x 24” ©️Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY   A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Gottlieb produced the works included in “A Painter’s Hand” after a stroke he suffered left him […]
September 5, 2017

Jerry Siegel’s “Black Belt Color”

Tucker’s Grocery, Selma, Alabama, 1994. Jerry Siegel, Black Belt Color. Siegel was born in Selma in 1958. He became interested in photography while taking a night class at the University of South Alabama, and spent a lot of time at a Selma art gallery owned […]
April 10, 2017

Christian groups present over $111k to B’ham Jewish security campaign

Surrounded by pastors and ministry leaders, Tom Bradford presents check for $111,745 to Donald Hess, chair of the Birmingham Jewish community’s security enhancement capital campaign, and Levite Jewish Community Center President Allison Weil.  On the eve of Passover and the start of the Christian Holy […]
November 10, 2016

Turning Back the Hands of Time: Jackson, Mississippi’s Olde-Tyme Deli

Photograph courtesy Bill Aron, from his Shalom Y’all collection    –   Judy and Irv Feldman at Jackson’s Olde-Tyme Deli  by Amy C. Evans  “When I was a little girl, your father would always give me a cookie.”  This is the kind of story that […]
November 10, 2016

Frederic Brenner: Icon Series at the Pensacola Museum of Art

On view through Dec. 31, the series is made up of more than 40 black-and-white portraits of iconic American Jews, staged at Ellis Island. Among those included are Roy Lichtenstein, Betty Friedan, Arthur Miller and Ralph Lauren. Now in his 50s, the Paris-born artist has […]
October 14, 2016

Cemetery’s “Walk Through Time” Details Gadsden’s Nadler Family … and a Klan Apology

Photograph likely taken around the turn of the century,  courtesy Gadsden Public Library, Historic Scarboro Photograph Collection.  Nadler Store at Chestnut St and 4th St in Gadsden, Alabama  Although it may seem odd that an infant buried in what was the Jewish section at Forrest […]
September 30, 2016

Shanah Tovah: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, Sept. 30, 2016

Breaking ground on the Uptown Jewish Community Center expansion in New Orleans on Sept. 29. Pictured are Richard Buchsbaum, JCC president; Brian Katz, chair of the JCC Capital Campaign; Latoya Cantrell, New Orleans City Councilperson; Edward Soll, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater New […]
September 26, 2016

“When Modern was Contemporary” at the Mississippi Museum of Art

Interior, Mississippi Museum of Art Roy R. Neuberger lived to 107, and was described by the New York Times as a stock trader who “built up one of Wall Street’s most venerable partnerships and one of the country’s largest private collections of 20th-century masterpieces.” It’s part […]
September 18, 2016

This Week in Southern Jewish Life: September 18

Around the South: Week of September 18, 2016 NECHAMA Jewish Response to Disaster announced that it will continue operations in Baton Rouge at least through the end of October. Thus far, NECHAMA has welcomed over 300 volunteers, provided over 6,000 hours of service and assisted […]