The Museum at Eldridge Street is housed in the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a magnificent National Historic Landmark that has been meticulously restored. Opened in 1887, the synagogue is the first great house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.
I’ve designed several exhibits for the Museum, the largest of which was called Rediscovery, Restoration, and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue on Photographs. I was responsible for determining all the image sizes and incorporating the text. I used the shape of the stained glass window as a subtle motif that faded in the text panels as the exhibit progressed. Ten years ago, the Museum completed the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. In celebration of this milestone, this photography exhibition provided a visual record of that painstaking process.
I also designed the text panels for an exhibition of the work of Kiki Smith, on view through October.