New York City, NY
Located in Tel Aviv, Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People - strives to connect Jews with their identity. In partnership with Israel's Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, the two institutions partnered on a unique project that integrates the heritage of the Jewish people with present day fashion, creating a dialogue between culture, art, tradition and contemporary life.
A spectacular display of 12 sensational bridal gowns reflecting Jewish cultural and family traditions from around the world. Much as the threads of these extraordinary creations bind together different experiences of Jewish culture from the corners of the globe, this museum exhibition collectively links us individuals from different countries and origins to our shared Jewish heritage.
The artistry for each gown came from many different cultures and countries including Yemen, Poland, Morocco, Germany, Greece, Ukraine and Iraq. While the beauty of the gowns is visceral and immediate, look deeper and a window opens, revealing the lives of Jewish people around the world.
Exhibition overview from the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica website