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monumental window for the museum at eldridge street
dec 29, 2009
monumental window for the museum at eldridge street


preliminary drawing by kiki smith and deborah gans
photoshop image courtesy of wiss, janney, elstner

the museum at eldridge street has commissioned artist kiki smith and architect deborah gans to create
a new monumental east window for the 1887 eldridge street synagogue. the synagogue is located in
new york city’s lower east side and is a national historic landmark. the monumental window by gans
and smtih will feature a stained glass design that will replace the existing window as part of the
museum’s 20-year restoration. the window depicts ‘a galaxy of golden stars against an undulating
blue firmament’ that recalls the painted murals already on the interior. the design complements the
19th century interior design of the synagogue, while still remaining contemporary. the final window
will be unveiled in spring of 2010.

http://www.eldridgestreet.org


preliminary drawing by kiki smith and deborah gans
photoshop image courtesy of wiss, janney, elstner



preliminary drawing by kiki smith and deborah gans


images courtesy of kate milford


stained glass mock up by kiki smith and deborah gans
photograph: courtesy of the gil studio

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