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Memphis Does Hanukkah

"Hanukkah Lamp, Menorah #7." | PHOTO BY JOHN PARNELL/ THE JEWISH MUSEUM

Peter Shire’s “Hanukkah Lamp, Menorah #7.” | PHOTO BY JOHN PARNELL/ THE JEWISH MUSEUM

LA-born Peter Shire created pottery, sculpture, paintings, drawings, and furniture informed by Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism, but in the late 1970s he joined the Memphis group, a Milan-based coterie of international designers including Michele de Lucchi, Barbara Radice, George Sowden, and Natalie du Pasquier.

In “Memphis Does Hanukkah,” the Jewish Museum exhibits Judaica objects, textiles, and artworks that resonate with Shire’s expansive approach to form and materials, alongside an array of objects and ephemera relating to both Shire – including his 1986 “Hanukkah Lamp, Menorah #7” – and the Memphis movement generally.

1109 Fifth Ave. at 92nd St. Through Feb. 12: Sat.-Tue., 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Thu., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $15, $12 for seniors, $7.50 for students. Pay what you wish after 4 p.m. on Thu.

More information at thejewishmuseum.org.

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