Research Guides to Jewish Studies: Art

Original Material

  • Bookplates
    • Call Number: BP (cataloged in Aleph)
  • Broadsides
    • Call Numbers: b (ns)bl Blessing panels, b c Calendars, b (ns)ch Charity, b (ns)cr Cruzim (poems and prayers), b (ns)dr Dreyfus affair (not in Aleph), b (ns)e Educational materials & diplomas, b (ns)fd Festival decorations, b (ns)gn Genealogical tables, b (ns)k Kabbalistic material, b (ns)m Maps, b (ns)mc Micrography, b (ns)op Oversize biblical prints, b (ns)or Original prints, b (ns)ov Oversize prints, b (ns)p Mizrahs, b (ns)ps Posters, and b (ns)pp Poems and prayers (Rare Book Room)
  • Ketubbot
    • Call Numbers: KET and KET Z: Zucker Collection Ketubbot (Aleph)
  • Postcards
    • Call Number: PST Postcards (partially cataloged in Aleph)
  • Prints and Photographs
    • Call Numbers: PNT E Anglo-Judaic Caricature, PNT F: Biblical Prints, and PNT G: Portraits (Aleph)
    • Call Numbers: PNT A Topography (synagogue prints), PNT B Costume prints, Ethnic types, PNT C Prints of Jewish ceremonies and customs, PNT D Prints of Jewish festivals, and PNT E Anti-Semitica (not in Aleph)
  • Scrolls
    • Call Numbers: S Megillot, Torah Scrolls, Kabbalistic scrolls (Aleph)
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Secondary Material

Important call numbers

N Visual Art
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing, Design
ND Painting
NE Engraving
NK Decorative Arts
NX Art in General


Amishai-Maisels, Ziva. Depiction and Interpretation: The Influence of the Holocaust on the Visual Arts. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1993.
N7417.6 .A59 1993

Apter-Gabriel, Ruth, ed. Tradition and Revolution: The Jewish Renaissance in Russian Avant-Garde Art 1912–1928 [exhibition catalogue]. Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 1987.
N7418 .T7 1987

Baigell, Matthew. American Artists, Jewish Images. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2006.
N6538.J4 B344 2006

________. Jewish Art in America: An Introduction. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.
N6538.J4 B345 2007

Benjamin, Chaya. The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art. Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 1987.
OVERSIZE BM657.A1 B4 1987

Braunstein, Susan L. Five Centuries of Hanukkah lamps from The Jewish Museum: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: The Jewish Museum; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
OVERSIZE BM657.H3 J48 2004

Fine, Steven, ed. Sacred Realm: The Emergence of the Synagogue in the Ancient World. New York: Oxford University Press; Yeshiva University Museum, 1996.
OVERSIZE DS111.7 .S27 1996

Frankel, Ellen, and B.P. Teutsch. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols. Northvale, NJ: J. Aronson, 1995.
BM50 .F74 1992

Goodman, Susan Tumarkin, ed. The Emergence of Jewish Artists in Nineteenth-Century Europe [exhibition catalogue], New York: Merrell, in association with The Jewish Museum, 2001.
OVERSIZE N7415 .E55 2001

________. Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change, 1890–1990 [exhibition catalogue]. Munich and New York: Prestel, 1995.
OVERSIZE N6988 .R88 1995

Grafman, Rafi, and Vivian B. Mann. Crowning Glory: Silver Torah Ornaments of the Jewish Museum, New York. New York: The Jewish Museum, 1996.
OVERSIZE BM657.A1 C76 1996

Grossman, Grace Cohen. Jewish Art. New York: Hugh Lauter Leven Associates, 1995.
REF OVERSIZE N7415 G652 1995

Gruber, Samuel. American Synagogues: A Century of Architecture and Jewish Community. New York: Rizzoli, 2003.
NA4690 .G77 2003

Gutmann, Joseph. Hebrew Manuscript Painting. New York: G. Brazilier, 1978.

Kleeblatt, Norman L., and Vivian B. Mann, eds. Treasures of the Jewish Museum [exhibition catalogue] New York: Universe Books, 1986.
OVERSIZE N620.J48 A67 1986

Krinsky, Carole Herselle. Synagogues of Europe. New York: Architectural History Foundation; Cambridge: MIT Press, 1985.
OVERSIZE NA5450 .K75 1985

Levine, Lee I. The Ancient Synagogue: The First Thousand Years. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.
BM653 .L39 2005

________, ed. Ancient Synagogues Revealed. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society; Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1981.
NA5977 .A7 1982

Mann, Vivian B. Jewish Texts on the Visual Arts. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
N7415 .J488 1999

Mayer, L.A. Bibliography of Jewish Art. Jerusalem: Magnes, 1967.
REF Z5956 J4 M3 1967b

Metzger, Thérèse, and Mendel Metzger. Jewish Life in the Middle Ages: Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts of the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Centuries. New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, 1982.

Narkiss, Bezalel. Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts. Jerusalem: Encyclopaedia Judaica.
REF OVERSIZE ND2935 N3 1969 (See also the 1984 Hebrew translation, as it is a revised
and corrected edition.)

Ofrat, Gideon. One Hundred Years of Art in Israel. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998.
N7277 .O354 1998

Roth, Cecil, ed. Jewish Art: An Illustrated History. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, 1971
N7415 .R625 1971

Rubens, Alfred. A History of Jewish Costume. New York: Crown, 1973.

Rubens, Alfred. A Jewish Iconography. Revised edition. London: Nonpareil, 1981.
LO OVERSIZE DS112 .R82 1981

Sabar, Shalom. Ketubbah: Jewish Marriage Contracts in the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum and Klau Library. Philadelphia: JPS, 1990.
OVERSIZE ND2935 H4 1990

Shachar, Isaiah. Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica. Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 1981.
OVERSIZE NK1672 M9213 1981

Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. Ancient Jewish Art: East and West. Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1985.
OVERSIZE N7415 .S4214 1985

Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. Jewish Art. With essays by Ziva Amishai-Maisels, Dominique Jarrassé, Rudolf Klein, and Romny Reich. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1997.
OVERSIZE N7415 S4213 1997

Weinstein, Jay. A Collector's Guide to Judaica. London: Thames and Hudson, 1985
NK1672. W4 1985

Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim. Haggadah and History: a Panorama in Facsimile of Five Centuries of the Printed Haggadah from the Collections of Harvard University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Philadelphia: JPS, 1997.
REF OVERSIZE BM675 P4 Z95 1997


ARS Judaica 2005–present

Images 2007–present

Jewish Art 1986–1998 (formerly Journal of Jewish Art)

Journal of Jewish Art 1974–1985

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