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Janet Shafner; Lot’s Wife, detail; oil on canvas; 1996
Janet Shafner: Dark Prophecies
September 6, 2011 – March 30, 2012

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
RSVP: 212-824-2298 or

Turning to the Torah for the original sources of human relationships, Janet Shafner engaged with moral issues, ethics, and the unremitting arc of life and death. The monumental scale of her work encompasses dramatic scenes and places biblical actors on a cosmic stage.

Presented by the Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture, with the support of George, z"l, and Mildred Weissman, and Cantor Mimi Frishman and Rabbi Louis Frishman.

Location: One West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012-1186
Subway: R/W to 8th St./NYU; 6 to Astor Place; A/C/E/B/D/F/M to West 4th St.
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Select Sundays (September 25; October 16, 23; November 6, 20; December 4;
January 22; February 5, 12; March 4, 18), 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Admission: FREE. Current government issued photo ID required.
Group Tours and Information: 212-824-2298 or