If you want to learn about a person, you can always peek into the windows or use the "follow them one car-length behind" strategy. But for non-stalkers, the best way to understand someone's viewpoint, history and social beliefs is to study the art she makes. This is precisely why The Women's Museum is presenting its first juried show, In the Beginning, which features 42 modern works of art in various mediums from more than 20 female Jewish artists. The art communicates aspects of Jewish culture, including theology, heritage, philosophy, social commitment and more. On exhibit is artwork from Marcia Annenberg, Carolyn Berry, Emily Corbato, Anne Doris-Eisner, Shelley Gazin, Rhoda Juels, Elaine Langerman, Susan Hightower Loeb, Karin Luner, Elizabeth Michelman, Ruth Aizuss Migdal, Freyda Miller, Judith Morton, Margaret Parker, Susan Post, Liz Pozen, Flora Rosefsky, Debbie Schore, Masha Scheitzer, Vered Shomron and Deborah Weinstein. Check out In the Beginning through April 27. After all, studying art is a helluva lot smarter than stalking. And you can't go to jail for it. In the Beginning is also presented by Jewish Women Artists' Network in conjunction with the 2008 National Conference of Women's Caucus for Art and the College Art Association. Admission is $3 to $5. More information can be found at thewomensmuseum.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Feb. 20. Continues through April 27, 2008