Judi & Allan Schuman
Museum Gallery

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Our 2021-2022 Season will be a hybrid of both virtual and in person programs. Virtual programs will be streamed via Zoom and in person programs will be at the Levis JCC Sandler Center with masks required and socially distant protocols in place.

Proudly presenting exhibitions of work by local, national, and international artists as well as lectures and classes.

If you need assistance purchasing tickets or membership, call the Box Office at 561-558-2520.

LEVIS JCC SANDLER CENTER | 561-558-2520
JUDI & ALLAN SCHUMAN MUSEUM GALLERY | 561-558-2504
21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL

*Important: please note that when arriving to our campus for evening and Sunday events, you must use the 95th Avenue S. entrance
(off of Glades Road between Lyons Road and 441).


Gallery Art Exhibitions

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday during events and by appointment

All exhibitions and opening events are free and open to the public.

Spring Exhibitions

The Levis JCC Pottery Guild Exhibition & Sale

Beautiful and original utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works of ceramics created by the pottery students and instructor, Cynthia Zmetronak, will be on display and many for sale. Stop by and pick up a one of a kind piece to enjoy at home.

The Art of retired US Army Colonel Alfred Biegel

"Art has always been a salient part of my life". A colorful display of paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolors. His inspiration has come from his travels and life's experiences.

Exhibitions run March 6 - April 8, 2022

Exhibition Opening: Sunday, March 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

RSVP requested, call 561-558-2520

FREE and Open to the Public

 

Art Lectures

Israeli Contemporary Art Part 1 - Photography and Video with Ronnit Vasserman

Friday, April 1, 1:00 pm via Zoom

FREE for all virtual members, $10 for non-virtual members
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Israeli Contemporary Art Part 2 - Paintings and other Media with Ronnit Vasserman

Friday, May 13, 1:00 pm via Zoom

FREE for all virtual members, $10 for non-virtual members
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About Ronnit Vasserman: Ronnit Vasserman is the founder of Art Connect Group, a full service art consulting firm located in New York. After a successful career in investment banking she now dedicates her time to her favorite asset class, art. She has a degree in Fine Arts and Art History. In addition to helping clients acquire art she educates them on all the latest trends by organizing events throughout the year. These events include studio, museum, auction house and gallery visits and now … virtual lectures.

 

Summer Art History Lecture Series

FREE for all virtual members, $10 for non-virtual members

In honor of Yom Hashoah: Images of Contemporary Holocaust Representation

Thursday, April 28, 3:00 pm via Zoom
How has the Holocaust come to be commemorated in American and European modern monuments? Is abstraction the appropriate vocabulary to express our emotions or perhaps figurative works say more for a crime of stupendous proportions. Among the selections to be presented is the huge memorial in Berlin, Sol Lewitt's Minimalist black memorial in Hamburg, Andy Goldsworthy's Garden of Stones, The New England Holocaust memorial, Agam's rainbow-colored memorial in New Orleans and George Segal's figurative Holocaust in San Francisco.

The Beautiful and Ugly Sides of Degas: The Dreyfus Affair

Thursday, May 26, 3:00 pm via Zoom
In this presentation the beautiful paintings and sculptures by the Impressionist artist are shown and the story of his family's wealth and decline are explored. Degas came from a banking family and when their assets fell, he blamed the Rothschilds and other Jewish bankers. This coincided with the case against Dreyfus and Degas turned against his closest Jewish friends.

Miriam Schapiro, Leader of Feminist Art: Her Accomplishments and Her Jewish Identity

Thursday, June 30, 3:00 pm via Zoom
Miriam Schapiro, an artist and educator, promoted the importance of women in the world of visual arts, so much so that she came to be called the Johnny Appleseed of the field. Mimi, as she was called, along with Judy Chicago, founded the nation’s first Feminist Art Program at Cal Tech. Schapiro’s early paintings were marked by hard-edge abstraction which followed the current Minimalist movement. As a result of her work with women, she rebelled against this sterility and adopted materials and content that connected to female lives. Femmage was the term she coined in the mid-1970s to identify the collaging of materials such as rickrack, embroidery, handkerchiefs, lace and other textiles which were previously considered outside the realm of serious art making. Mimi created femmages relating to her Jewish heritage.

Roy Lichtenstein: His Art, His Life, and His Jewish Roots

Thursday, July 28, 3:00 pm via Zoom
Carol Salus knew Roy and he painted her portrait as a child, perhaps the only only portrait he ever painted. Salus explains some of his key Pop works from the early 60s and then shows his works inspired by the large brushstrokes of the Abstract Expressionists as well as his canvases and sculptures appropriated from Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse.

Anselm Kiefer: Painting as Personal Voyage

Thursday, August 25, 3:00 pm via Zoom
Anselm Kiefer, born in 1945, became well known on the international painting scene for his many works treating the Holocaust. His exploration began in the late 1960s at a time in his native Germany when his fellow countrymen hoped to forget. His art reveals his awareness of German history, literature, and art. Through the use of key landmarks, visual metaphors and techniques like a blow torch to convey incendiary effects on his canvases, he creates powerful reminders of the horrors. His work can be viewed as a working through of collective guilt for his fellow countrymen. I discuss the powerful role of art to help in trauma and mourning.

Salvador Dali: A Look at Some of His Jewish-Themed Works and His Pro-Fascist History

Thursday, September 29, 3:00 pm via Zoom
Dali is known for his works with their detailed, dream-like imagery. With the rise of anti-Semitism in the 1930s, the artist painted several works which show interest in Hitler. He was exiled from the Surrealists for his flirtation with Nazism. Decades later, he was selected by the State of Israel to create works for its twentieth anniversary.  His works for this celebratory event are striking in their treatment of Biblical and contemporary history.   Also, Dali and Freud admired one another and his meeting with this intellectual giant will also be discussed.  This talk raises the question of how to evaluate his radiant Jewish-themed works and his feelings about Jews. Can we separate the man from the art?

Art Tours

Guided tours at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach and the Rosa De La Cruz Gallery
Barbra Streisand Exhibit “Hello Gorgeous”

Naples Day Trip

Wednesday, April 6
Visit the Naples Botanical Gardens, Baker Museum of Art, and enjoy afternoon ice-cream, water and snacks. Lunch is not included; enjoy lunch on your own on 5th Avenue in Downtown Naples. Trip departs at 8:00 AM from Sandler Center and will return around 7:00 PM

Price: $165, admission tickets and transportation included

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Pottery Classes

Pottery Classes have MOVED to the Levis JCC Sandler Center.

Pottery: Hand Building and Throwing on the Wheel


Session Rates: Regular - $350; Platinum, Gold or Gold Plus - $320
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Session 1: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7
Session 1A - Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 1B - Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Session 2: December 14, 21, 28, January 4, 11, 18
Session 2A - Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2B - Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Session 3: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1
Session 3A - Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 3B - Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Session 4: March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Session 4A - Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 4B - Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Session 5: April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 5A - Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 5B - Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Learn techniques from our experienced instructor Cynthia Zmetronak. All levels welcome! CLASS SIZE & SPACE IS VERY LIMITED due to COVID. Program consists of SIX, three hour classes and ONE three hour supervised open studio session. Students and staff will be provided with one KN95 mask which will be mandatory. You will NOT be able to participate without one. Clay is available for purchase. Additional $30 supply fee per session. The Pottery studio has two new kilns, wheels, slab roller, and an extruder.

Pottery Class Policy may be obtained by contacting the Sandler Center, lesleys@levisjcc.org or 561-558-2540

Studio times MUST be reserved ahead of time, and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Additional 3 hr. studio sessions (Thursdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 - 4:00 pm) are available for purchase based on minimum enrollments and availability. Supervised open studio rate NOW $25 per 3 hour session and available by appointment only.

There are NO make-up times, credits, refunds or rescheduling for missed classes or studio times.

 

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