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Experience “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything” as a Jewish Museum member and gain unparalleled access to the acclaime...
06/25/2019

Experience “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything” as a Jewish Museum member and gain unparalleled access to the acclaimed exhibition. Now through September 8, members can enjoy this immersive experience during private viewing hours from 10 – 11 am every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday before the galleries open to the public. Join today at TheJewishMuseum.org/Join

“Basically, the piece calls on older people who have the power of life and death over their children to exercise love, c...
06/24/2019

“Basically, the piece calls on older people who have the power of life and death over their children to exercise love, compassion, and restraint,” said American artist George Segal about his sculpture "Abraham and Isaac," an allegory for the 1970 tragedy at Kent State University in Ohio. Opening on July 19 within "Scenes from the Collection," Segal's life-sized plaster installation will be on view at the Jewish Museum for the first time: https://thejm.net/2LdmsFi

Today on Instagram, we'll be swapping accounts for the day with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Artfor the f...
06/21/2019

Today on Instagram, we'll be swapping accounts for the day with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Artfor the fourth annual #MuseumInstaSwap! Follow along as we celebrate LGBTQ artists in the Jewish Museum and Leslie-Lohman Museum collections in honor of Pride Month: https://thejm.net/2IvA8cL

What is queerness and how is it explored in painting? Tomorrow at 2 pm, consider these questions at our gallery talk on ...
06/20/2019

What is queerness and how is it explored in painting? Tomorrow at 2 pm, consider these questions at our gallery talk on LGBTQ works in the Jewish Museum collection by artists Ross Bleckner, Gert Wollheim, and Deborah Kass: https://thejm.net/2WUjFIb

Today is World Refugee Day, dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees around the world, past and prese...
06/20/2019

Today is World Refugee Day, dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees around the world, past and present. In 1951 while on assignment for LIFE magazine, photojournalist Ruth Orkin captured the moment a young Jewish refugee from Iraq arrived at the Lydda airport in Israel. During this period, more than 120,000 Jews were airlifted from Iraq to Israel after the Iraqi government declared Zionism a capital offense: https://thejm.net/2L5ACIb

On this day in 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed for conspiring to aid the Soviet Union’s development of at...
06/19/2019

On this day in 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed for conspiring to aid the Soviet Union’s development of atomic-bomb technology. “Xenophobia I: Anti-Semitism" by Adrian Piper was inspired by the Rosenberg story, exploring fear of the other and the way it distorts our perception of people whom we regard as unfamiliar or threatening: https://thejm.net/2L19z0X

Workplace sitcoms and dramas like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel have long been an important staple of television, creating s...
06/18/2019

Workplace sitcoms and dramas like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel have long been an important staple of television, creating situations where people of different religions, races, and beliefs, can interact. On view starting on July 12 in our rotating collection exhibition "Scenes from the Collection," "Television and Beyond: Workplace Encounters" will feature a selection of television clips exploring interactions in the workplace: https://thejm.net/2FhcEX4

06/17/2019
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything at the Jewish Museum

Leonard Cohen inspired generations of writers, musicians, and artists with his songs and poetry. Now through September 8, "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything" brings together the immersive work of 14 contemporary artists from 10 countries to the Jewish Museum of New York. Tickets at TheJewishMuseum.org/LeonardCohen 🎶

Happy Father's Day! Explore these works celebrating dads in the Jewish Museum collection: https://thejm.net/2KU1hHY
06/16/2019

Happy Father's Day! Explore these works celebrating dads in the Jewish Museum collection: https://thejm.net/2KU1hHY

🏳️‍🌈 Celebrate Flag Day and Pride Month by taking a closer look at Ross Bleckner's "Double Portrait (Gay Flag)," a self-...
06/14/2019

🏳️‍🌈 Celebrate Flag Day and Pride Month by taking a closer look at Ross Bleckner's "Double Portrait (Gay Flag)," a self-portrait of the artist's dual identities: the stripes form the gay pride flag, referring to the artist’s own identity as a gay man. His Jewishness is symbolized by the Star of David, in subtle low relief at upper center ✡️ https://thejm.net/2F9Sazj

How do artists use photography to achieve photo-realism in painting? Today at 2 pm, join us for a gallery talk exploring...
06/14/2019

How do artists use photography to achieve photo-realism in painting? Today at 2 pm, join us for a gallery talk exploring photo-realism in contemporary portraits by Chantal Joffe, Kehinde Wiley, and Joan Semmel in the Jewish Museum collection: https://thejm.net/2F7WI9q

"Queer people anywhere are responsible for queer people everywhere," says writer and community organizer Adam Eli. In ce...
06/13/2019
“Queer People Anywhere Are Responsible for Queer People Everywhere”

"Queer people anywhere are responsible for queer people everywhere," says writer and community organizer Adam Eli. In celebration of Pride Month, revisit Eli's recent gallery talk highlighting LGBTQ works in the Jewish Museum collection.

Revisit writer and community organizer Adam Eli’s recent gallery talk featuring LGBTQ works in the Jewish Museum collection

Thank you to the more than 2,000 visitors who joined us last night at the Jewish Museum for the 41st annual Museum Mile ...
06/12/2019

Thank you to the more than 2,000 visitors who joined us last night at the Jewish Museum for the 41st annual Museum Mile Festival! Enjoy our photos from New York's biggest block party on 5th Avenue, where we welcomed live music by Steven Bernstein's Sexmob presented in collaboration with Bang on a Can and art-making activities inspired by our current exhibition on Leonard Cohen.

Thank you to the more than 2,000 visitors who joined us last night at the Jewish Museum for the 41st annual Museum Mile Festival! Enjoy our photos from New York's biggest block party on 5th Avenue, where we welcomed live music by Steven Bernstein's Sexmob presented in collaboration with Bang on a Can and art-making activities inspired by our current exhibition on Leonard Cohen.

On what would have been her 90th birthday, we remember Anne Frank, whose life and story continues to inspire empathy wor...
06/12/2019

On what would have been her 90th birthday, we remember Anne Frank, whose life and story continues to inspire empathy world-wide. In 1989, artists Doug and Mike Starn framed a page excerpted from her diary, titled "The Diary of Anne Frank (Kristallnacht)," acknowledging historical events and serving as a textual witness of the Holocaust: https://thejm.net/2KM0gS7

Tonight 6-9 pm, enjoy free admission to the Jewish Museum and seven other museums on 5th Ave at the Museum Mile Festival...
06/11/2019

Tonight 6-9 pm, enjoy free admission to the Jewish Museum and seven other museums on 5th Ave at the Museum Mile Festival 2019. See "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything" and "Scenes from the Collection," hear live music, and bring the whole family to take part in art-making activities: https://thejm.net/2KHjHeR

"What I’ll tell you is that for three and a half hours I was immersed in music and visual imagery that touched me deeply...
06/07/2019
EASY ED’S BROADSIDE: An Afternoon with Leonard Cohen

"What I’ll tell you is that for three and a half hours I was immersed in music and visual imagery that touched me deeply and drained my body and soul from any anxiety and despair." — No Depression

He was neither Porter Wagoner nor Merle Haggard. There was no thread of connection with either The Byrds or The Beatles, nothing in common with Amon Düül or Harry Partch’s 43-tone scale. At the time I was more curious about smoke, potions, powders, girls, and Garcia than a poet from Canada. Clos...

This painting from Lee Krasner's "Little Image" series was inspired by hieroglyphics and the Hebrew writing the artist l...
06/07/2019

This painting from Lee Krasner's "Little Image" series was inspired by hieroglyphics and the Hebrew writing the artist learned as a child. Today at 2 pm, join our gallery talk to learn about symbolic pictorial language found in works of Abstract Expressionism in the Jewish Museum collection: https://thejm.net/31iZn9x

Shavuot, also known as the "Feast of Weeks," begins this Saturday, June 8 at sundown. The seven-week period between Pass...
06/06/2019

Shavuot, also known as the "Feast of Weeks," begins this Saturday, June 8 at sundown. The seven-week period between Passover and Shavuot is marked by the ceremonial counting of omer, explored here in artist Martin Wilner's omer calendar series. Each week is represented by a Star of David, featuring "events of Jewish concern," including a depiction of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen at the bottom of this drawing: https://thejm.net/2KvSc81

World-renowned singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen inspired generations of writers, musicians, and artists to better underst...
06/05/2019

World-renowned singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen inspired generations of writers, musicians, and artists to better understand what it means to be fully alert to the complexities and desires of both body and soul. Next Thursday, June 13, join us for an authors roundtable with writers Sylvie Simmons, Alan Light, Chantal Ringuet, and music producer John Lissauer as they discuss Cohen's relationship to place, text, and spirituality: https://thejm.net/2KuTAI0

"Jews have always been involved in social justice in the U.S. and gay Jews and allies have been key players in the movem...
06/04/2019
50 years after Stonewall Inn, US Jewish institutions take pride in LGBTQ support

"Jews have always been involved in social justice in the U.S. and gay Jews and allies have been key players in the movement," says Eric Marcus, founder of the Stonewall 50 Consortium. Learn about the Jewish Museum's year of LGBTQ programming in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising via The Times of Israel

Marking confrontational pivot point in the gay rights movement which saw police violence, museums and nonprofits join consortium to commemorate the event through art and education

In 2011, artist Spencer Tunick's photograph in the Jewish Museum collection "The Dead Sea 3" captured 1,200 Israelis flo...
06/03/2019

In 2011, artist Spencer Tunick's photograph in the Jewish Museum collection "The Dead Sea 3" captured 1,200 Israelis floating weightlessly in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, calling attention to environmental damage. Known for his large-scale photoshoots of nude models in public places, today Tunick's #WeTheNipple campaign organized with the National Coalition Against Censorship challenges the censorship of artistic nudity on Facebook and Instagram: https://thejm.net/2KngFMQ

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we reflect upon the legacy of three im...
06/03/2019

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we reflect upon the legacy of three important queer Jewish women — Gertrude Stein, Claude Cahun, and Susan Sontag — the subject of portraits by London-based artist Chantal Joffe on view now: https://thejm.net/2Wa7hyv

Father's Day is on Sunday, June 16. Find the perfect gift for dad at The Jewish Museum Shop inspired by our current exhi...
06/02/2019

Father's Day is on Sunday, June 16. Find the perfect gift for dad at The Jewish Museum Shop inspired by our current exhibition on world-renowned novelist, poet, and singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen: https://thejm.net/30Yv8Vr

On view now at the Barbican Centre in London, see our Lee Krasner self-portrait in the Jewish Museum collection on loan ...
06/01/2019

On view now at the Barbican Centre in London, see our Lee Krasner self-portrait in the Jewish Museum collection on loan in "Lee Krasner: Living Colour," the first major presentation of the artist's work in Europe for more than 50 years: https://thejm.net/313nn0c

The Jewish Museum's Young Patrons, a dynamic group for young professionals and art supporters ages 21-40, cordially invi...
05/31/2019

The Jewish Museum's Young Patrons, a dynamic group for young professionals and art supporters ages 21-40, cordially invite you to our next Shabbat Dinner at Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum on Friday, June 21. Tickets on sale now for an evening of art, food, wine, and conversation: https://thejm.net/30VqI1D

22 art shows to see in NYC this weekend according to The New York Times, including "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything...
05/31/2019

22 art shows to see in NYC this weekend according to The New York Times, including "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything" at the Jewish Museum, the exhibition about "how we respond to music, bring it into our lives, and use it as both a balm and an agent for transformation." https://thejm.net/2W7SUdM

Why do people move from one country to another and what do they bring with them? What do they leave behind? Today at 2 p...
05/31/2019

Why do people move from one country to another and what do they bring with them? What do they leave behind? Today at 2 pm, join our gallery talk to look closely at contemporary artworks such as "Travel Light" by Arlene Shechet, and discuss the personal and communal experience of immigration, connecting historical movements with contemporary issues: https://thejm.net/30WxYKx

What is queer art? Tomorrow at 6:30 pm, join community organizer and writer Adam Eli on a gallery walk-through of works ...
05/29/2019

What is queer art? Tomorrow at 6:30 pm, join community organizer and writer Adam Eli on a gallery walk-through of works in the Jewish Museum collection at the intersection of queer identity and Jewish culture. This free program is presented in partnership with the Stonewall 50 Consortium and will feature ASL Interpretation. RSVP: https://thejm.net/2VXEMDZ

Save the date for the 41st annual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 11, 6-9 pm. Celebrate New York’s biggest block p...
05/28/2019

Save the date for the 41st annual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 11, 6-9 pm. Celebrate New York’s biggest block party with free admission to the Jewish Museum and seven other museums on Fifth Avenue, live music, and family activities: https://thejm.net/30QKU4E

The Jewish Museum will be open tomorrow on Memorial Day 11 am – 5:45 pm. As a proud member of Blue Star Museums, admissi...
05/26/2019

The Jewish Museum will be open tomorrow on Memorial Day 11 am – 5:45 pm. As a proud member of Blue Star Museums, admission is free for active-duty military personnel and their families. Plan your visit to "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything" and "Scenes from the Collection." TheJewishMuseum.org/Visit

Last night we welcomed the legendary Meredith Monk and her vocal ensemble to a sold-out performance in conjunction with ...
05/24/2019

Last night we welcomed the legendary Meredith Monk and her vocal ensemble to a sold-out performance in conjunction with "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything," co-presented by Bang on a Can. Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, the composer/performer has been hailed as “a magician of the voice” and “one of America’s coolest composers.”

Last night we welcomed the legendary Meredith Monk and her vocal ensemble to a sold-out performance in conjunction with "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything," co-presented by Bang on a Can. Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, the composer/performer has been hailed as “a magician of the voice” and “one of America’s coolest composers.”

"I’m a really big fan of — Leonard Cohen said this, about how the art is just the ash and the real fire is the moment th...
05/23/2019
On Leonard Cohen’s Supernova of a Life

"I’m a really big fan of — Leonard Cohen said this, about how the art is just the ash and the real fire is the moment that you’re making it," says Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire in conversation with John Zeppetelli, curator of "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything."

Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and curator John Zeppetelli talk Leonard Cohen and the new exhibit dedicated to him at the Jewish Museum in NYC.

The Jewish Museum is proud to participate in the 2019 Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to active-duty ...
05/22/2019

The Jewish Museum is proud to participate in the 2019 Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families: https://thejm.net/30BBNVk

These are the best museum exhibitions in NYC right now according to Time Out New York, including "Leonard Cohen: A Crack...
05/21/2019

These are the best museum exhibitions in NYC right now according to Time Out New York, including "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything" at the Jewish Museum: https://thejm.net/30wk6q4

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and we're exploring works in the Jewish Museum collection that celebrate t...
05/20/2019

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and we're exploring works in the Jewish Museum collection that celebrate the intersection of Asian and Jewish experiences. These photographs by American photographer Arthur Rothstein document Jewish life in Shanghai during World War II, when Jews from Eastern Europe fled to China—one of the few remaining countries at the time that did not limit immigration or require visas or passports for entry. From 1943 to 1945, the city of Shanghai saved the lives of more than 18,000 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution: https://thejm.net/2VEMfrg

Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Get ready for tonight's Game of Thrones series finale as told through these works in th...
05/19/2019

Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Get ready for tonight's Game of Thrones series finale as told through these works in the Jewish Museum collection: https://thejm.net/2VxRJnD

Artists Barnett Newman and Adolph Gottlieb, both born in New York City to Jewish parents from Eastern Europe, met in the...
05/19/2019

Artists Barnett Newman and Adolph Gottlieb, both born in New York City to Jewish parents from Eastern Europe, met in the early 1920s through their studies at the Art Students League in New York, where they became lifelong friends. On view now in "The Gift," this watercolor of Barnett Newman and his wife Annalee on the beach with a friend was a wedding gift from Gottlieb in 1936: https://thejm.net/30xcQKv #MuseumWeek #FriendsMW

“As we go into space, we carry our civilization and culture with us. Being a Jew is part of that,” said Astronaut Jeff H...
05/17/2019

“As we go into space, we carry our civilization and culture with us. Being a Jew is part of that,” said Astronaut Jeff Hoffman, a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1985. During his time on the shuttle, Hoffman brought with him this mezuzah, which he velcroed to his sleeping bunk. The mezuzah would go on to orbit the Earth 109 times before eventually being gifted by Hoffman to the Jewish Museum. 🚀 https://thejm.net/2Vx0mie #MuseumWeek #ExploreMW

The hard-edge paintings of Elaine Lustig Cohen also draw on the compositional strategies of her radical design work. Tod...
05/17/2019

The hard-edge paintings of Elaine Lustig Cohen also draw on the compositional strategies of her radical design work. Today at 2 pm, explore modern design—both sacred and secular—in the Jewish Museum collection at our gallery talk: https://thejm.net/30oYGLw

Opening this fall, the Jewish Museum presents "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone," the first survey of the New Yor...
05/16/2019

Opening this fall, the Jewish Museum presents "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone," the first survey of the New York-based artist featuring three decades of sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, and video. From Feinstein’s earliest to her most recent works, female figures probe how notions of “the feminine” manifest in the popular imagination, drawing from religion and fairy tales, high European craft and American kitsch, or her experience of motherhood and feminist ideologies: https://thejm.net/30qkGFZ

Celebrate today's #MuseumWeek theme #RainbowMW with Ross Bleckner's "Double Portrait (Gay Flag)" on view now, a self-por...
05/16/2019

Celebrate today's #MuseumWeek theme #RainbowMW with Ross Bleckner's "Double Portrait (Gay Flag)" on view now, a self-portrait of the artist's gay and Jewish identity. The rainbow stripes form the gay pride flag, while his Jewishness is symbolized by the Star of David, in subtle low relief at upper center of the painting 🏳️‍🌈 🔯 https://thejm.net/30h1EBE

Tonight at 8 pm, renowned Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler returns to the Jewish Museum with celebrated Brazilian violinis...
05/16/2019

Tonight at 8 pm, renowned Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler returns to the Jewish Museum with celebrated Brazilian violinist Daniel Guedes to perform the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, Edvard Grieg, and contemporary composer Mozart Camargo Guarnieri. Tickets: https://thejm.net/30gKZhA

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