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Ritual Reinvented, But Only Sometimes

by Julia E. Hamilton
            There is something so provocative about a contemporary art museum affiliated with a religion. The idea of a museum already carries with it vaguely religious connotations  (words like reflection, transformation, meditation, come to mind) and when you add an overtly religious mandate the question of content can get hairy. I say this with personal knowledge and also slight trepidation, because I used to work at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and witnessed and participated in... [more]
Posted by Julia E. Hamilton on 6/21/10
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