Batsheva Goldman-Ida, Ph.D. (2008), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Curator Emeritus of Special Projects at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and specializes in visual culture, especially in the early modern period. Born in Boston, MA, she studied Decorative Arts in New York at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and Parsons School of Design. Recent curated exhibitions (with catalogs) include: Naked Soul: Chaim Soutine and Israeli Art , Ein Harod: Mishkan Museum of Art (9 November 2019 - 18 April 2020), featuring about 20 original works by Soutine and over 100 works by some 45 Israeli artists, with contemporary and emerging artists; co-curated with Yaniv Shapira, Director ad Chief Curator, Ein Harod, and Souria Sedekova, Curator, Pushkin Museum, Moscow. Alchemy of Words: Abraham Abulafia, Dada, Lettrism, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (16 June  - 19 Nov 2016) juxtaposing the medieval mystic with early modern innovators of linguistic mysticism and contemporary performance artists.