The Jews from Recife Remembered in New York
New York artist Susan Dessel recently exhibited her latest work, “Still Lives” at the Culpeper Gallery in New York´s Lower East Side.
The exhibition, inspired by the first Jewish women who arrived there as refugees beginning in the 1650’s (in what was then New Amsterdam), followed research at the oldest cemetery in New York (the Chatham Square Cemetery). Amongst those first Jewish women were a number from Recife, who fled at the end of Dutch rule, after the return of the Portuguese in 1654.
The exhibition, which we hope to bring to Recife in 2010, is introduced by the artist in the following video:
In an earlier post we introduced The History of the Jews in Pernambuco, and Pearl Travel Guides is currently developing the Official Jewish Tours in association with the Jewish Archive in Recife. Please email for further tour details: email@example.com