Rubin-Frankel Gallery at Hillel to Showcase Salvador Dali’s “Aliyah, the Rebirth of Israel”

in Arts, Galleries & Exhibits, Hillel
February 21st, 2013

Often remembered for his eccentricity, surrealist perspective and 1930’s prominence, artist Salvador Dali is now taking on a new identity as a creator of Jewish art with a focus on the Jewish post-war experience. Boston University Hillel’s Rubin-Frankel Gallery is proud to further the effort to explore Dali’s later career through a gallery of one of his most visually appealing works, “Aliyah, the Rebirth of Israel.”

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Originally commissioned in 1968 for Israel’s 20th anniversary, “Aliyah”  takes guests on a historical journey of the Jewish people’s return to their homeland. The Rubin-Frankel Gallery is honored to host a complete collection of the 25 signed, colored lithographic reproductions of Dali’s original mixed-media paintings through July 31, 2013.

The opening reception for this prolific work will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Further commentary on the collection’s historical, cultural and artistic significance will be highlighted by David Blumenthal, a professor of Judaic studies at Emory University, as well as Noit Banoi, a lecturer of modern and contemporary art from the School of Museum of Fine Arts. Professor Blumenthal also narrates a podcast to accompany guests to the gallery, explaining the context of the work and the Zionist background of each lithograph.

This event is free and open to the public. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will follow the presentation. Please RSVP  to rubinfrankelgallery@gmail.com.

After opening night, the gallery will also be hosting a reception for Boston University students and faculty on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. Guests will be participate in a one-on-one discussion with the owner of the collection and viewing of the work complete with a provided lunch in the Hillel dining area. Space is limited, so please RSVP to rubinfrankelgallery@gmail.com.

The Rubin-Frankel Gallery is located in the Boston University Hillel at 213 Bay State Road and is open the following hours:

Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00pm
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Holland Dieringer at 617-353-7634 or visit the Rubin-Frankel Gallery’s website.

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