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Jews, Money, Myth

Tuesday 19 March 2019Sunday 07 July 2019

Exhibition focusing on the complex relationship between Jews and money in art, culture and history. Artworks include Rembrandt's Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver and a new commission by Jeremy Deller. The exhibition explores the role of money in Jewish life and its often vexed place in relations between Jews and non-Jews throughout history. It examines the origins of some of the longest running and deeply entrenched antisemitic stereotypes: the theological roots of the association of Jews with money; the myths and reality of the medieval Jewish moneylender; and the place of Jews - real and imagined - in commerce, capitalism and finance up to the present day. The exhibition reflects on over 2000 years of history, drawing together manuscripts, prints, Jewish ritual and ceremonial objects, art, film, literature and cultural ephemera, from board games and cartoons to costumes and figurines.

find out more visit Jewish Museum London website

Keyword tags

ceremonial objects | cultural ephemera | ephemera | Jeremy Deller | Jewish history | Jewish ritual | manuscripts | painting | prints | Rembrandt


Jewish Museum London
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street
London NW1 7NB

phone 20 7284 7384
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