Conversation: The Sabbath Now

Join fiber artist Norma Minkowitz and historian Michelle M. Hamilton for a conversation about Minkowitz’s artistic practice and festive foods in Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat) traditions now and in the past. Next, Rabbi Alexander Davis will demonstrate techniques for braiding traditional bread, or challah. Then, join the presenters in the Regis Fountain Court for coffee and challah. This event celebrates Mia’s recent acquisition of Minkowitz’s sculpture The Sabbath Now, which depicts common elements within contemporary Sabbath celebrations. This sculpture is on view in Gallery 362 until June 7, 2020.

Norma Minkowitz is a Connecticut-based fiber artist best known for her intricate crochet sculptures. Michelle M. Hamilton is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and offers courses on religious studies and Jewish studies. Rabbi Alexander Davis joins us from Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park.

$10; $5 My Mia members, free for members of the Decorative Arts, Textiles & Sculpture Affinity Group. Tickets available August 8.

Generous support provided by Harold and Mickey Smith Endowment for Jewish Arts.