Rady JCC: Music ’N’ Mavens Lecture - Art and Identity: The Case of the Birds’ Head Haggadah, March 5

Music 'N' Mavens Lecture at the Rady JCC – 2:00 to 3:00 pm

123 Doncaster St


Art and Identity: The Case of the Birds' Head Haggadah. Dr. Phyllis Portnoy recently retired from the Department of English at the University of Manitoba where she has received awards for teaching excellence. She has published widely on medieval literary and visual cultures, with particular focus on Old Testament art. Her most recent research on the iconography of the Birds' Head Haggadah, a medieval illustrated manuscript held by the Israel Museum, is a fascinating study of the social interplay between Jewish and Christian art.