Events at the Derfner Museum's Women of the Balcony

Jane Trigere
The Derfner Museum in Riverdale NY currently features Jane Trigère’s installation, Women of the Balcony.

Upcoming programs:

  • December 26, 2011, 1 PM. Poet Maxine Silverman will lead a poetry and memoir writing workshop exploring themes such as home, refuge and femininity inspired by Jane Trigère’s installation, Women of the Balcony. More info here.
  • Jewish Art History. A Four-Part Class with Richard McBee. 

    Join McBee for a series of classes in Jewish Art History. Continues each Thursday in January at 2.30 PM. More info here.

Jane Trigère: Women of the Balcony
October 30, 2011 – February 5, 2012

This exhibition honors the women of former Congregation Ohav Sholaum in upper Manhattan. Consisting of four fabric wall panels and a three-dimensional sculptural assemblage, the work acknowledges the women of the synagogue, many of whom created seat cushions that marked their places in the balcony. The artist has re-fashioned material from those cushions – which she found abandoned in the synagogue after it closed in 2006 – into a narrative that gives meaning to the lives of the mostly anonymous émigré women whose personal histories have been lost.

Derfner Judaica Museum
Free and open to the public. 

R.S.V.P. (718) 581-1596 or

Sunday-Thursday 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM Located in the Jacob Reingold Pavilion
5901 Palisade Avenue
(at West 261st Street)
Bronx, NY  10471
Tel: (718) 581-1596

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