Lori Starr, Executive Director
Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid deftly knits together the wonderful cultural heritage of traditional Jewish folktales from throughout North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East and contemporary art practice, by commissioning a range of American artists to make new works of art in reaction to one of the one hundred tales compiled in Howard Schwartz’s indispensable book, Leaves from the Garden of Eden. Schwartz elucidates four varieties of these tales: fairy tales, folktales, supernatural tales, and mystic tales. . . .