By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An exhibit of Spanish Jewish culture kicks off Sunday at the Gershman Y on Broad Street and there will be a free opening reception on Feb. 21st.READ MORE: Teammates, Coaches Hold Emotional Vigil For Tyler Norton, Boy Killed In Pottstown House Fire
The exhibit celebrates Sephardic Jewish tradition after the inquisition, which caused many Jews from Spain to disperse across the Mediterranean.
Gershman Y exhibit curator Miriam Seidel says two artists are featured, including photographer Laurence Salzmann.READ MORE: Veterans Transform Historic Train Station Into 'Incredibly Special' Cafe In Radnor Township
“We have sort of gone into his archive of amazing photographs of the Turkish Sephardic community there to pick out images that have not been seen before, showing the life of this community that many people don’t know about,” says Seidel.
The other featured artist is sculptor Micaela Amateau Amato.
“She’s made an amazing installation of glass and ceramic that shows figures that are inspired by the experience of the Jews of Majorca (in Spain) which is one of the oldest Sephardic communities,” Seidel explains.MORE NEWS: Mama-Tee's Effort To Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic Expands Into Pop-Up Grocery Store
The free exhibit runs through April 14th.