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Menachem Wecker
Worked at Houston Chronicle
Attended The George Washington University
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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My latest in +Washington Post about how vibrations from musical events at museums may pose grave risks to the art
As museums vibrate with amplified sounds at special events, the artwork may be at risk.
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My latest for +Smithsonian Magazine about the Shirin Neshat show at +Hirshhorn Museum 
An exhibition of the artist's work at the Hirshhorn is an allegorical narrative framed against historical and political realities
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A Havdalah spice box recently acquired by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts was created by was created by Giovacchino Belli, a Roman silversmith who worked for Pope Pius VII.
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By <em>Menachem Wecker</em>. December 11, 2014. print_article|article-5951331|article-share-redesign|7; comments_jump|article-5951331|article-share-redesign|1.
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By <em>Menachem Wecker</em> Religion News Service. By <em>Menachem Wecker</em>. Posted: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Modified: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. BOLOGNA, Italy For&nbsp;...
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By <em>Menachem Wecker</em> October 24 at 11:25 AM. If Tevye the milkman had a ruble for every time someone connected “Fiddler on the Roof” to Marc Chagall,&nbsp;...
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Dance troupe Pilobolus and video portrait artist Bo Gehring teamed up to defy boundaries
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My +Smithsonian Magazine  debut, on an event of the +Smithsonian NMAAHC 
Providing history, backstory and opportunity, the new role of the museum is to help visitors unpack and wrestle with the complex issues of the day
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<em>Menachem Wecker</em> is the co-author, with Brandon Withrow, of the recent book “Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in&nbsp;...
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By <em>Menachem Wecker</em> November 21 at 10:55 AM. FLORENCE — There are still three months before nearly two dozen sculptures from the late-14th and&nbsp;...
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BOLOGNA, Italy (RNS) Mormon missionaries are trying new methods of getting their message out.
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Institution reverses smartphone ban, adds iPhone app, and plans to allow photography in permanent exhibits.
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Journalist
Employment
  • Houston Chronicle
    faith and arts blogger, freelance reporter, 2010 - 2014
  • U.S. News & World Report
    education reporter, 2011 - 2012
  • The Jewish Press
    arts columnist/critic, 2003 - 2012
  • George Washington University
    Writer, Editor, 2006 - 2011
  • B'nai B'rith International
    Assistant Editor, B'nai B'rith Magazine, 2005 - 2006
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Washington, D.C.
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journalist, art critic
Introduction
Reporter mostly focused on the faith, arts, culture, and education beats for Washington Post, Smithsonian MagazineHouston Chronicle, Jewish Daily Forward, National Catholic Reporter, and others; former education reporter at U.S.News & World Report; member: National Press Club, International Association of Art Critics, Religion Newswriters Association, Education Writers Association; more at menachemwecker.com
Education
  • The George Washington University
    M.A. art history
  • Yeshiva University
    B.A. English
  • Massachusetts College of Art
    portraiture, visual language, color and light, paper making, book binding, graphic design
  • The Art Institute of Boston
    graphic design, drawing, comics, paper making, painting
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    graphic design, illustration
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