The Museum at Eldridge Street will open a new exhibition, “Rediscovery, Restoration & Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs,” on Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 8 pm with an opening reception.
Ten years ago, the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue was completed. After a 20-year, $20 million effort, the building was brought back from the verge of collapse to stand once again as glorious as it had been when it opened in 1887.
In celebration of that milestone, the Museum at Eldridge Street, which makes it home in the historic synagogue, is presenting a record of that journey in photographs: from the rediscovery of an American-Jewish landmark at risk of being lost, to a debate about commissioning a contemporary work of art for this 19th century space.
The exhibition features 45 large-scale photographs by more than a dozen photographers dating from the 1970s to the present. It will remain on view in the Museum’s Michael Weinstein Gallery through March 1, 2018.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view the show and tour the synagogue to see the results of the restoration.
The reception is free. RSVP requested. To RSVP, click here.
The Museum at Eldridge Street is located at 12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Streets in New York.
Photo courtesy Michael L. Horowitz.