Final talk of Touro Series explores Synagogue’s decorative objects in a RISD retrospective
March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Touro Synagogue Foundation announces the fourth and final program of its Winter 2022-2023 Judah Touro Program Series, to be presented virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday, March 30 at noon. This will be a special collaborative presentation hosted by the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s “Local Collections in Conversation” series.
The presentation will feature the Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) and the main chandelier in Touro Synagogue, in a comparative perspective of objects from the RISD Museum collection, chosen by their staff. Presenters will include Howard Newman, a nationally respected Newport artist and conservator, who restored the featured objects from Touro Synagogue.
These objects helped to remind the Colonial era Newport Jewish community of their connections to other Jews throughout the Atlantic world.
There is no fee to participate, but reservations are required to receive the Zoom login information. To reserve, please visit the “Program & Events” page at tourosynagogue.org, where you may view recordings of past presentations, or use the Event Website link on this page.
For additional information, please write firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (401) 847-4794 x 207.
Regarding the Photos: The Ner Tamid and main chandelier at Touro Synagogue. (credit: Newmans, Ltd.)