The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland

Curated by Yeshiva University Museum and Marisa Scheinfeld, this photography-based exhibition captures absence, loss and change within the broader American Jewish community evoking discussion about the process of time and change on the built environment. Comprised of large color photographs, the images depict the physical spaces of Borscht Belt locales. The series encompasses hotel and bungalow colony exteriors and interiors, including both public and private spaces. Architectural in their nature, the photographs uncover both relic and ruin revealing the now entropic and ghostlike remains of the former resort region. In this series, the artist addresses the persistence of time, growth, the flowering, and the exhaustion of things, and the subsequent regeneration; a metaphor for life cycle itself.

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