Matt Singer is the Senior Writer for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is Curator of the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art. He holds an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from Penn State-University Park and a graduate degree in American Studies from the Penn State-Harrisburg. Matt received Para-Rabbinic training through Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Cincinnati) and earned a certificate in Jewish ceremonial art from the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York). He has contributed articles and exhibition-related supplements to Modernism, The Magazine Antiques, Veranda, USA Today Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, The Philadelphia Tribune, InLiquid.com, and ArtJaw.com., and is a regular contributor to Philadelphia Home magazine. Matt has particularly strong interests in contemporary art, Jewish-American history and experience, and the history and contemporary expressions of liberal religion. 

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