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Roaming Rome


Our patrons loved the integration between graphics and musings in David’s print Cycling Through My Mind. This new work in a similar style is the artist’s depiction of what he learned on his visit to the ancient Jewish community Rome.


It’s all here, from the Jewish scholars of Rome to the effervescent Campo de’ Fiore, from the walled Ghetto to the Cinqe Scuole—Five Shuls. Since Rome was home to Jews from different lands, who gravitated toward their old country’s customs and styles of prayer, five synagogues were planned. Roman authorities, however, would tolerate only one. Hence the one building called Cinque Scuole. Tragedy, incredible endurance, personal encounters, humor, horror, and twists of history are all brought together in this work.