Copy of 14th-Century Hebrew Manuscript Acquired by Nelson-Atkins Museum


KANSAS CITY, MO.- A rare copy of the Barcelona Haggadah edition, which was printed in 1992 in London through a special project with the British Museum and is the only copy in a four-state region, has been acquired by the Spencer Art Reference Library of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The funding to acquire the work was given by longtime Museum supporters Sybil and Norman Kahn in memory of Thomas W. Levitt, a former two-term chairman of the Nelson-Atkins Society of Fellows. “The gift of the Haggadah to the Nelson-Atkins library is very appropriate, because Passover was Tom’s favorite family holiday,” said Molly Levitt, widow of Tom Levitt, who died as a result of a rare neurological disease in 2009. “Our family is