Local art and Judaica collector offers a unique experience to tour museum exhibit

by | May 19, 2022 | What’s Happening

Friday, June 10, 10 am, Chrysler Museum of Art

Clay Barr will conduct a special tour of The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah Pointers, now on exhibit at the Chrysler Museum of Art, through United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Konikoff Center for Learning. The experience will offer viewers a unique perspective on the yads as the tour is led by the collector.

The extensive collection of Torah pointers assembled by Barr is the first exhibition of Judaica at the Chrysler Museum in several decades. Approximately 150 Torah pointers, or yads, from the Barr Foundation collection are included in the exhibit, which runs through August 14. The yads range in size from a few inches to more than two feet in length.

Due to the small size of the objects on display, space is extremely limited. Visit JewishVA.org/KCL to register or contact Sierra Lautman, director of Jewish Innovation at United Jewish Federation of Tidewater at 757-965-6107 or slautman@ujft.org.