“Come My Beloved…” Illustrations for the Song of Songs

  • graphic design
  • art
  • religion
  • drawing & prints
  • painting
  • design
  • judaica
  • decorative arts
  • history
  • cultural history
  • 19th century

A new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Prague, organized in cooperation with the Museum of Czech Literature, presents the Song of Songs, shedding light on its origin, place in Jewish liturgy, historical publications, and translations into Czech. However, the primary focus is on the biblical book’s ornamentation, illustrations, and works it has inspired from the early 20th century up to the present day.

The exhibition, which draws on the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague and Museum of Czech Literature, is a loose continuation of previous exhibitions on the history of the museum’s book collections (2007) and Pesach Haggadot in the library of the Jewish Museum in Prague (2010).