Siona Benjamin, Esther Megillah,
illuminated manuscript on parchment, 2010.
Courtesy of Flomenhaft Gallery, NY.

This program is presented by the Irma and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture, and with the support of Cantor Mimi Frishman and Rabbi Louis Frishman.
Siona Benjamin: Esther Megillah
On view through June 30, 2011
Opening Reception:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Originally from Bombay, painter Siona Benjamin was raised Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim area of India. Now living in the US, Benjamin creates work that combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today. Her work is inspired by both Indian miniature paintings and Jewish and Christian illuminated manuscripts. The Esther Megillah (left) is the basis for the Jewish celebration of the festival of Purim.
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