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A New Miriam Cup for a Modern Age at the Jewish Museum

Discover designer Amy Klein Reichert's Miriam cup and its new role at the Passover Seder

By Kolture

Published Apr 10, 2023

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Listen to architect and designer Amy Klein Reichert and Jewish Museum Associate Curator Rebecca Shaykin explore the significance of adding the Miriam Cup to the Passover Seder table and take a close look at Reichert’s Miriam Cup (1997) in the Jewish Museum Collection. Discover more stories behind works of art from the Jewish Museum’s outstanding collection in their ongoing Object Lesson series.

Learn more about this Miriam Cup in the Jewish Museum Collection.

Amy Reichert is an award-winning architect, exhibition designer, and designer of Judaica.

Since 1996, when she won second place in the Philip and Sylvia Spertus Judaica Prize for her seder plate, she has participated in invited juried exhibitions in museums worldwide.

Her work is displayed at The Jewish Museum, NY, The Jewish Museum, Vienna, The Yale University Art Gallery, and The San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum. She received her B.A. and M.Arch from Yale University and combines her studio work with teaching at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

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Not only do we select fun and fresh themes, but The Kolture team doesn't have to go far to gather content. You can say we are Jewish arts and culture fanatics. Every month, we will select a helping of Jewish arts and culture that we simply can't wait to put in front of your eyes. Don't worry, bubbeleh, you're in good hands...

Reflections

The Song of the Sea

How does Amy's Miriam Cup evoke the spirit of one of our most recognizable heroines?

Judaism is always evolving

Many different objects have been added to the seder table over the years. What objects are on your table? Do you have Miriam's cup alongside Elijah's cup? If you don't already, will you include it next Passover?

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