Stern College Studio Art Majors Unveil Gray Matter Exhibition at YU Museum Giving talented art students a rare opportunity to exhibit in a major New York museum – and an exciting chance for art aficionados to view work from a new generation of creators – Yeshiva University Museum is hosting Gray Matter, a multimedia exhibition featuring selections […]
A rare 15th -century Hebrew Bible, held by Yeshiva University’s Mendel Gottesman Library, will be on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from September 20, 2005-January 3, 2006 as part of its “Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437” exhibition. Valued at $3 million, the 1489 Bible is a Hebrew manuscript written and dated in the city of Prague. The late Ludwig Jesselson, former chairman of the YU Board of Trustees, together with his wife, Erica, arranged for the Bible to be presented to Yeshiva University (YU). Mrs. Jesselson is chair of Yeshiva University Museum Board of Directors. The Jesselson family is well known for its philanthropy and communal leadership, and family members are avid collectors of Judaica.
Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel and Chancellor Norman Lamm joined leaders of the university’s Board of Trustees and Stern College for Women’s Board of Directors at an October 21 gala dinner at the Yeshiva University Museum to celebrate the opening of “Five Decades. One Dream,” a museum exhibit that traces Stern College’s history through photos and artifacts.