Today, the Jewish Daily Forward released the Forward 50, the publication's "annual list of 50 machers and shakers in the Jewish world." This year, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett was among the group. Here's a quote from her listing.
"After years of being one of the keenest analysts and supporters of Jewish art, New York University professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett edited the definitive book on what "Jewish" has meant across the gamut of modern art. With essays tracing a plethora of different types of art she interrogates the concept of Jewishness without falling into essentialism. She co-edited the Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times with Jonathan Karp."