New Library Exhibition: The Art of Lynne Avadenka and the Craft of Jewish Women Printers

Exploration of Jewish Women’s Role in the Early Printing of Hebrew Books

December 1 – March 16, 2023 

JTS’s newest library exhibit, “The Work of Her Hands: The Art of Lynne Avadenka and the Craft of Jewish Women Printers” features a selection of rare books printed by Jewish women from the earliest days of Hebrew publishing alongside new artwork created by American artist/printmaker Lynne Avadenka. 

Read an article about the exhibit in the Forward.

Lynne Avadenka is known for her works that explore text and image, the physical and philosophical idea of the book, and the mystery and beauty of visual language. In August 2021, she was artist-in-residence at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Avadenka received the 2021 Isaac Anolic Artist Book Award, along with artist collaborators Andi Arnovitz and Mirta Kupferminc, and in 2019, she was given a Research Award from the Hadassah Brandeis Institute. Other awards include a 2009 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship and individual artist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Arts and Culture Council. She received her MFA from Wayne State University.

An opening event will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.

Individuals wishing to view the exhibition may come to JTS during Library hours, with proof of vaccination.