The Guiding Hand: Torah Pointers from The Barr Collection
Time & Place
Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center
January 20 - March 25, 20241 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606
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- Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center
The Barr Collection consists of an astonishing array of Torah pointers or “yads” (Hebrew for “hand”) used by readers to follow the text on parchment scrolls during a Torah reading. The Norfolk-based Barr Collection includes historical examples from master artisans, as well as contemporary yads that unite the realms of sculpture, design, and devotional practice. The Torggler is proud to present a selection of this far-reaching and masterfully crafted collection. A collection with local origins and an international scope, this body of work demonstrates the breadth of Jewish cultural expression and the ongoing significance of religious art in contemporary art and design. For details, click here or call 757-594-0800.