Published in 1968 in honor of Israel's 20th anniversary, Dali's "Aliyah, The Rebirth of Israel" portrays the history of the Jewish people's return to their homeland. This exhibit is a complete collection of the 25 signed, colored lithographic reproductions of original mixed-media paintings by Salvador Dali.
This is the premier Atlanta exhibit of the complete collection, which is on loan to Hillel at Emory by Prof. David Blumenthal through June 2011. This set (No. 150 of 250), believed to be the only one in Atlanta, has been maintained in its original box and framed for this exhibit.
The prints are accompanied by a large-format book with the text written by Gerson D. Cohen and the introduction written and signed by David Ben Gurion, the first prime minister of Israel. A full commentary on the exhibit has been written by Prof. David Blumenthal and is available on his website.
Commemorative posters are on sale at the Marcus Hillel Center for $20 each. Please inquire with the receptionist at Hillel to purchase your archival quality poster.
Classes and groups are invited to visit the exhibit during regular business hours at the Marcus Hillel Center. For large groups and classes, please call ahead for special arrangements at (404) 963-2548.
Use your iPhone or iPod Touch to download the commentary and audio guide by Prof. David Blumenthal. This is a free service of Emory's University Technology Services and iTunes U. As you tour the exhibit, you can hear 3-4 minutes of commentary for each image, and listen to a preface by Elliott King and introduction by David Blumenthal.
The exhibit is presented by Hillel at Emory University and sponsored in part by The Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast, Emory University Office of the President, The Emory Center for Creativity and the Arts' David Goldwasser Series in Religion and the Arts, The Blonder Family Foundation, Shirley Blaine, the Cohen Chair of Judaic Studies, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory, and the Emory Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Special thanks to the following for their partnership: Emory Visual Arts Department and the Michael C. Carlos Museum.
To join as a sponsor of this exhibit and to support the ongoing development of Jewish arts at Emory, please contact Michael Rabkin at (404) 963-2548 x102.
The Gallery Opening for the exhibit was on March 17, 2001 featuring a talk by Dr. Elliott King, noted authority on Dali who recently curated Dali: The Late Work at the High Museum of Art. His talk was "Paranoiac Illustration in Dalí's Aliyah." View the invitation here. Dr. King also facilitated a Brown Bag Lunch Discussion - "Dali's Graphic Suites: Serious Work or Commercial Ventures?" - at the Marcus Hillel Center on March 18.
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2011. Photography by Daniel Weiss.
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