Jewish Islamic Art and Architecture: Spain and North Africa

Through illuminated manuscripts, textiles, and architecture, Dr. Vivian Mann illustrates how Jewish and Muslim cultures shared artistic motifs in Spain and North Africa. As part of her talk, Dr. Mann highlights World Monuments Fund’s conservation project at Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Danan Synagogue in Fez, Morocco, which was completed in 1999. Dr. Mann is the director of the Master’s Program in Jewish Art and Visual Culture at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Curator Emerita of the Jewish Museum.