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Collection Highlight: I Hate the Name Kenneth

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Ken Aptekar, I Hate the Name Kenneth, 1996


Upper E Side

The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Ave at 92nd Street

Thursday, September 29
11:30 am – 12 pm
Exhibition Galleries

" Is my work Jewish because I insist on combining text—the Word—with images?" Ken Aptekar asked about his painting I Hate the Name Kenneth in a 1996 statement. Aptekar, who has red hair and name that does not sound Jewish, struggled with his Jewish identity when he was younger. This tension with his heritage evoked a fascination with Jewish names that inspired this painting. Expand your understanding in this 30-minute gallery discussion led by Director of Education, Nelly Silagy Benedek. This series continues on October 27 and December 1.

Free with Museum Admission; RSVP recommended