Tue October 13, 2009
A New Show at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art --- "Moshe Frumin: Ancient Instruments"
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On our show today, we speak with Moshe Frumin, an Israeli scholar and artist who assembles quite beautiful --- and fully functional --- musical instruments that are based upon archaeological findings, biblical accounts, and his own imagination and scholarship. "Moshe Frumin: Ancient Instruments," an exhibit that includes more than 20 instruments, will be on view at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa (on East 71st Street) from October 16th (this coming Friday) through January 24th. We also speak with Dr. Karen York, curator of the Sherwin Miller, about this new show. Frumin will also appear at a members-only event at the museum on Thursday night, the 15th, which will include an opening gala and an artist's talk. (For more information, please visit jewishmuseum.net.) Also on today's show: Barry Friedman, a local author and comic and one of our program's regular commentators, has been attending Temple Israel in Tulsa for some two decades. He has a piece today that looks back on how the physical space of the temple has changed for him over the years.