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Karen Lehrman Bloch is a cultural critic, curator, and author. Curator of the international exhibition Passage to Israel, Karen is also author of Passage to Israel (Skyhorse, 2016); The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty (Harper Design, 2013); La Formentera: The Woodland Refuge of Juan Montoya (Introduction, The Monacelli Press, 2012); and The Lipstick Proviso: Women, Sex & Power in the Real World (Doubleday, 1997). Karen's essays and commentary have appeared in The New York TimesThe New Republic, The Wall Street JournalSlate, TabletVogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Art + Auction, and Metropolis. Karen is also the founder and curator of Studio Deep Beauty, an online gallery of work that moves the trajectory of beauty forward.

A former guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Karen has also been an editor at The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Interiors, ARTnews, and The Wilson Quarterly. As editorial director of Assouline Publishing, she edited numerous noteworthy books including Portraits of the New Architecture, by Paul Goldberger and Richard Schulman; Carolina Herrera: Portrait of a Fashion Icon, by Hamish Bowles and Alexandra Kotur; No Smoking, by Luc Sante; and Lost Africa, by Cyril Christo. 

Karen can be reached at karenlehrmanbloch@grafiabooks.com. For more information on Passage to Israel, please go to passagetoIsrael.org.

Upcoming Events

"Feminism & Zionism in Today's Political Climate: Protecting Liberal Values" Jewish National Fund, April 11, 2018

"Women, Sex, & Power," by Karen Lehrman Bloch. "21st Century Woman," Symposium 2018, Cedars Sinai Women's Guild. February 8, 2018

'Passage to Israel' Exhibition. Sagamore Hotel, South Beach. March 8--December 30, 2018