“history sounds different if you know where to listen”
Continuing the expansion of the Jewish cultural narrative, this project is tackling the world of Jewish music.
As Roger tells me
Our goal is to collect as many examples of American Jewish album covers as we can to create an exhibition which represents a telling of changing Jewish ideas, notions of community, and external realities as told through the most popular of art forms that are now rotting away in attics across the nation
Some of the covers we have are aesthetically gorgeous, some less so — but through their collective gathering you can trace such issues as the rise of, and changing representation of, Israel in the American Jewish consciousness, Jewish relations with other minorities — African American and Latino, representations of Jewish family, ritual etc… as well as the changing face of the Jewish aesthetic itself
So when you’re home for
Christmas, Christmukkah, Kwanzakkah, Chriswanzakkah, Hanukkah this season, raid your Ima’s and bubby’s attic and find these fine fellas some of those album covers they need and be a part of the ever shifting corpus of Jewish self understanding.
Scan them in and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The party just keeps getting better.