The exhibit's opening
reception is 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.
|Sept. 19, 2000 (Lexington, Ky.) A
new exhibit featuring the works of Alfred Jacoby, Germany's premier Jewish architect,
opens Sept. 22 and runs through Oct. 20 at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center
for the Arts. The exhibit, titled "In a New Spirit: Synagogues of Germany, is
sponsored by the German Department of the UK College of Arts and Sciences as part of its
opening celebration of the new Max Kade German House and Cultural Center.
exhibit, donated to the Mizel Museum of Judaica, promises
to build a new awareness among Americans that contemporary synagogues are being built
throughout Germany -- several on sites where synagogues had been destroyed during the
Third Reich, said Dr. Jeannine Blackwell, chairman of UKs Department of
The exhibits opening reception is at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 24. Jacobys architectural exhibit will feature descriptions in German and
Jacoby will take part in "Crossing Cultures, the
gala opening of the Max Kade German House and Cultural Center at 212 E. Maxwell St. in
October. He will speak on "Jews in Germany Today" on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5
p.m. at Ohavay Zion Temple, 3048 Edgewater Court. On Friday, Oct. 13, at 3:30 p.m., he
will present an illustrated lecture about his work as well as other German synagogues at
the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall. A reception will follow in centers
Presidents Room.Jacoby is professor of architecture at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany,
with degrees in architecture from Cambridge University and the ETH Zurich. He has designed
synagogues in Aachen, Darmstadt, Chemnitz, Heidelberg, Kassel, and Offenbach. He has taken
part in competitions for new synagogue design in Dresden, Duisburg, Cologne, and Munich.
exhibit and Jacoby's visit are sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council, the German
Information Center in New York, the Central Kentucky Jewish Federation, the Humanitarian
Center for Culture and Diversity, UK Germanic Languages and Literatures, UK Judaic
Studies, UK Social Theory, the UK College of Arts and Sciences, chancellor of the
Lexington campus and the Office of the President of the University of Kentucky.
visits can be arranged by calling (859) 257-1706.