The Lapidus Family Fund Lecture in American Jewish Studies
Deborah Kass is a multimedia artist who engages with popular culture from a Jewish and feminist perspective. Called “a pop-culture mastermind,” Kass is well-known for her “Jewish Jackies” — a series of paintings of Barbra Streisand in the style of Andy Warhol — and for the sculpture “OY/YO,” which sits at the Williamsburg ferry on the East River. She describes herself as a “total, absolute, 100 percent provincial New Yorker.” Her work is currently on view the Brand New Gallery in Milan, Italy, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Neuberger Museum of Art SPACE│42, to name a few.
Kass will show and speak about her work, followed by an interview with Esther Schor, professor of English and inaugural Behrman professor in the Council of the Humanities, who frequently teaches classes in Jewish literature.