A Special Art Project Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Mass Immigration from Iraq

Orly Baher Levy Museum Curator Blog No. 2 Around three weeks ago, and with great joy and delight, we launched the special art project marking the 70th anniversary of the mass immigration of Jews from Iraq. The artist Rubi Bakal, a member of the second generation, began painting his monumental work on the walls of the Jeanette and Yehuda Assia Gallery. The work will present the Israeli-born artist's personal interpretation of the absorption experience that his parents and family members had. Each time I went into the gallery and saw how the work was taking shape before my very eyes, questions and issues for discussion arose in my mind, as you would expect from a curator. But then an invited

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