JArts AR Gallery

The JArts Gallery augmented reality (AR) app is a whole new way to experience art virtually. Using your own smart phone as a “window” into the virtual world, enter the gallery by holding your phone up to a wall in your home and experience stories of Hanukkah from around the globe and throughout history. 

Facing The Flag  

Secret Portal + Black Squirrel Studios  

A powerful true story of a German Jewish family in 1932 who proudly displayed a Hanukkiah in defiance of danger just outside their window.  This experimental AR story connects your home to the Posner family’s through a magical window, celebrating the story of their brave choice and its relevance today.  

Read the Hanukkiah’s story HERE, housed at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Israel.  

 All Together

Secret Portal + Black Squirrel Studios, 3D scanning by Direct Dimensions  

This piece honors the diversity and connection of the Jewish people through traditional song and dance. White House Hanukkiah artist and sculptor Zachary  Oxman’s  beautiful bronze menorah, formed out of dancer’s bodies, is recreated in 3D on your living room floor.  The figures morph into an animated group of Jews from across the world, performing a joyful dance between an unlikely crew bonded by celebration. Set to music by klezmer great Frank London.  


Here and There 

Artist  Sam  Perzanowski  

A kinetic and musically-reactive sculpture that builds a connection between your home and Israel.  In the US, dreidels say “Nes  gadol  hayah  sham: a great miracle happened there.” In Israel, however, they say “Nes  gadol  hayah  poh… a great miracle happened here.” With this piece, you can “float” between here and there.   

JArts  Gallery is a  collaboration  with Boston-based  immersive technology  company  Secret Portal, powered by its  Holo Gallery  platform. 

Download in the iOS store now (free) and the Google Play store (free).


Private: Hanukkah

This Hanukkah, JArts is bringing the light of Hanukkah to you in 4 unique different ways. Learn more about the history of Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

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