Jewish Museum London (21 Feb – 16 June 2013)
R.B. Kitaj, The Wedding, 1989-93, Oil on canvas Tate. Presented by the artist 1993. © The Estate of R. B. Kitaj
The exhibition at the Jewish Museum London, subtitled ‘The Art of Identity’ will focus on how Kitaj explored and expressed his 'Jewishness'. The exhibition will feature around twenty works, including iconic paintings such as ‘If Not, Not’, ‘Cecil Court, London W2 (The Refugees)’, ‘The Wedding’, and ‘The Jewish Rider’. It also includes Kitaj’s portrait of the author Philip Roth, ’A Jew in Love’.
The Jewish Museum was founded in 1932 by Professor Cecil Roth, Alfred Rubens and Wilfred Samuel. Originally located in Woburn House in Bloomsbury, the museum moved to an elegant early Victorian listed building in Camden Town in 1994. In 2010 it reopened after a £10 million transformation, creating a landmark Museum that celebrates Jewish life and cultural diversity as part of the wider story of Britain.