I walked from the Whitney Museum down to this museum at 12 Eldridge Street on the Lower East side. It was great to see the landscape of the buildings change walking through the different neighbourhoods into this Asian part of the city where most shop front and advertising signage I could not read anymore. This Jewish Synagogue is tucked away in its restored beauty in its now Asian neighbourhood. It is stunning. My photo's here really do not do it justice. There was so much light streaming through the stained glass window that you will need to google it to see what it really looks like!
"Every square inch of the sanctuary is covered with pattern or texture, reflecting the Victorian aesthetic of Horror Vacui, or fear of the unadorned space" - Jeffrey Greene, Evergreene Painting Studios. (This was written on one of the information panels). The patterns below where just how one of the stairwells was decorated.
Again, part of what was written on an information panel. 'This double sided tzedakah box (above) was mounted on a wall dividing the entry to the men's weekday chapel and the women's area, providing opportunity for all to make a charitable donation. Each of the six slots was marked for a separate philanthropic cause, one for each day of the week when worshippers would be carrying money'.
Brisbane visual artist