Museum at Eldridge Street

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.

Johanna Goldfeld to us came highly recommended by Mark Podwal, an artist for whom she designed an exhibition.  I was so pleased with her work that we have used her for four exhibitions. She’s created graphic identities, designed text panels and labels, and determined complex sizing and arranging of photographs.  She is a team player in the best sense:  taking direction, providing a creative response, responding to requests for change, and finally getting it all into production.  I’ll definitely be calling her for our next show, too.
-Nancy Johnson, Curator, Museum at Eldridge Street

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