Luminous Manuscript

Look up and you will find a breathtaking wall sculpture.  Pittsburgh Artist Diane Samuels took on the super human task of assembling more than 200,000 pieces of glass and Jerusalem stone which make up “Luminous Manuscript.” 

Look closely at “Luminous Manuscript.”  As it glistens and glitters what do you see? 

Does it look like a monumental page from the Talmud, or does it give you the impression of an iridescent book page?

Notice the alphabetic characters spanning 57 writing systems; the numbers that signify the passage of time, and the handprints of children who will be the next generation of history writers. 

“Luminous Manuscript” pays homage to the vast archival collections found at the Center.

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