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Happy Purim! The holiday celebrates the triumphant story of Queen Esther, who saved the Jewish people from slaughter at ...
03/10/2020

Happy Purim! The holiday celebrates the triumphant story of Queen Esther, who saved the Jewish people from slaughter at the hands of the evil Haman. The objects in this Purim set from the Jewish Museum collection acknowledge the central importance of women in the Purim story 👑 https://thejm.net/2IyTTzB

In The New York Times Museums special section, read about our upcoming exhibition addressing artists' responses to risin...
03/09/2020
Worlds of Oppression Are Interwoven in a New York Show

In The New York Times Museums special section, read about our upcoming exhibition addressing artists' responses to rising episodes of anti-Semitism in America. "We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz" opens next Friday, March 20.

An exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz at the Jewish Museum comes in response to rising episodes of anti-Semitism, but doesn’t stop there.

Today is International Women’s Day, celebrated around the world as a day to recognize the social, economic, cultural, an...
03/08/2020
Every Woman Artist Exhibited at the Jewish Museum, 1947–2020

Today is International Women’s Day, celebrated around the world as a day to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and artistic achievement of women. Explore our list of every woman artist exhibited at the Jewish Museum since 1947, now including Rachel Feinstein, whose career survey "Maiden, Mother, Crone" is view now.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we updated our master list of every woman artist exhibited at the Jewish Museum since 1947.

Did you know less than 10% of Wikipedia editors identify as women?This Sunday, on International Women's Day, join us to ...
03/06/2020

Did you know less than 10% of Wikipedia editors identify as women?

This Sunday, on International Women's Day, join us to close the gender gap at our third annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon co-presented with Art+Feminism. Learn how to become a Wikipedia editor to improve the representation of women artists online, and enjoy free admission plus refreshments provided by Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum: https://thejm.net/2PSpfVY

Can’t make it to the Jewish Museum? Participate remotely from anywhere in the world: https://thejm.net/2TKF81A

03/06/2020
Rachel Feinstein Lecture at the Jewish Museum

"I’ve always wanted to think about duality—and why fairy tales are so important to me. They present not only good and evil, but young and old, man and woman, dark and light.” Now online, watch artist Rachel Feinstein's lecture on the occasion of her exhibition at the Jewish Museum "Maiden, Mother, Crone" https://thejm.net/2TEMEeA

Tomorrow at 2 pm, explore Feinstein's use of myths, fairy tales, and folklore in the exhibition at our gallery talk: https://thejm.net/3au2nUq

When Jews came to the United States from Europe in the 19th century, they spoke of their arrival as an exodus. Tonight a...
03/05/2020

When Jews came to the United States from Europe in the 19th century, they spoke of their arrival as an exodus. Tonight at 6:30 pm, join scholar Susannah Heschel to examine Jewish understandings of diaspora versus exile and the internalization of exile as an existential experience: https://thejm.net/2InHC0B

Last night at the Jewish Museum's 34th Annual Purim Ball honoring Rachel Feinstein and Rivka Saker and Artis Contemporar...
03/04/2020

Last night at the Jewish Museum's 34th Annual Purim Ball honoring Rachel Feinstein and Rivka Saker and Artis Contemporary, we raised $2 million in support of the Jewish Museum's innovative exhibitions and dynamic programming. Thank you to all who made this year’s Purim Ball a spectacular success! Photos: BFA.com

Last night at the Jewish Museum's 34th Annual Purim Ball honoring Rachel Feinstein and Rivka Saker and Artis Contemporary, we raised $2 million in support of the Jewish Museum's innovative exhibitions and dynamic programming. Thank you to all who made this year’s Purim Ball a spectacular success! Photos: BFA.com

Tonight our 34th Annual Purim Ball honors artist Rachel Feinstein for her extraordinary artistic achievements, including...
03/03/2020

Tonight our 34th Annual Purim Ball honors artist Rachel Feinstein for her extraordinary artistic achievements, including her current career-spanning exhibition "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone." Just for the occasion, she even made her own masks—one Maiden and one Crone, painted by her husband John Currin.⁣

Join us for the After Party at the Pierre, 9 pm to midnight—and don't forget to bring a mask! Tickets are available online until today at 5 pm, or at the door: TheJewishMuseum.org/AfterParty

As Armory Week begins in New York City, make time to stop by "master of sculpture" Rachel Feinstein's survey exhibition ...
03/02/2020

As Armory Week begins in New York City, make time to stop by "master of sculpture" Rachel Feinstein's survey exhibition "Maiden, Mother, Crone" at the Jewish Museum—a "highly theatrical installation," says Ocula: https://thejm.net/2VFHvFw

03/02/2020
Join us at the Jewish Museum Purim Ball Tomorrow Night!

We're counting down to the Jewish Museum's 34th Purim Ball on Tuesday, March 3. Wear your mask, leave your black tie at home, and join us on the dance floor at The Pierre. Tickets for the After Party still available at TheJewishMuseum.org/AfterParty

Happy Women's History Month! Can you name 5 women artists? Join us next Sunday on International Women's Day to improve t...
03/01/2020

Happy Women's History Month! Can you name 5 women artists? Join us next Sunday on International Women's Day to improve the representation of women artists on Wikipedia at our annual Edit-a-Thon with Art+Feminism: https://thejm.net/2wj0Od8

We're wishing a very happy birthday to Jewish Museum collection artist Kehinde Wiley! For his series "The World Stage," ...
02/28/2020

We're wishing a very happy birthday to Jewish Museum collection artist Kehinde Wiley! For his series "The World Stage," Wiley traveled the world to insert people of color into his paintings that echo the classic poses of noblemen in Western European portraiture.

Listen to the artist describe his portrait of a young Jewish man of Ethiopian origin living in Israel named Alios Itzhak, on view now: https://thejm.net/2VuGNed

Art is a mirror of civilization—it reflects the society in which it is made, and has traced the rise and fall of civiliz...
02/28/2020

Art is a mirror of civilization—it reflects the society in which it is made, and has traced the rise and fall of civilizations over millennia. Today at 2 pm, explore what artist Rachel Feinstein's work says about our world today at our gallery talk on the exhibition "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone" https://thejm.net/2I5fvTS

#TBT As we count down to the Jewish Museum's 34th Purim Ball honoring Rachel Feinstein, Rivka Saker and Artis, here's a ...
02/27/2020

#TBT As we count down to the Jewish Museum's 34th Purim Ball honoring Rachel Feinstein, Rivka Saker and Artis, here's a throwback to Purim Ball through the years with some of our favorite moments.

Join us again at the Pierre on Tuesday, March 3 for a night of dancing, dessert, and open bar at the After Party. Tickets at TheJewishMuseum.org/AfterParty 🎉

Tonight 5:30 – 7:30 pm, don’t miss our final cocktail event of the season, celebrating "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother...
02/27/2020

Tonight 5:30 – 7:30 pm, don’t miss our final cocktail event of the season, celebrating "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone." Enjoy the artist's favorite cocktail, the Negroni, crafted and served by Russ & Daughters at The Jewish Museum. Then, visit the galleries to view the acclaimed exhibition featuring three decades of sculpture, installation, painting, and video: https://thejm.net/396Crhj

02/26/2020
Alexandria Wailes Interprets Andy Warhol's "Portrait of Edna Weissman" in ASL

In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month, watch our new ASL video series featuring artist and educator Alexandria Wailes, as she interprets works from the Jewish Museum collection in American Sign Language: TheJewishMuseum.org/ASL

In this video, discover how Andy Warhol used photography and screen-printing to create this commissioned portrait of Edna Weissman, on view now in "Scenes from the Collection."

Wear your mask, leave your black tie at home 🎭Only 1 week until the Jewish Museum's annual Purim Ball at the Pierre on T...
02/25/2020

Wear your mask, leave your black tie at home 🎭

Only 1 week until the Jewish Museum's annual Purim Ball at the Pierre on Tuesday, March 3. Join us at After Party, 9 pm - midnight, for dancing, desert, and open bar: TheJewishMuseum.org/AfterParty

This Thursday evening, join the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can to celebrate the unique power of artist’s voices at a pe...
02/24/2020

This Thursday evening, join the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can to celebrate the unique power of artist’s voices at a performance by Nicole Mitchell and her trio, informed by the African diaspora through flute, Afro-Electronica, and percussion: https://thejm.net/3c4mqui

02/24/2020
Final Weeks: Rachel Feinstein at the Jewish Museum

"The problem with our society now is that it's only interested in the maiden." — Rachel Feinstein

Only a few weeks left to see "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone," closing on March 22. The first museum survey of the New York-based artist features three decades of sculpture, installation, painting, and video, exploring the three consequential stages in a woman’s life. Learn more at TheJewishMuseum.org/RachelFeinstein

Among Rachel Feinstein’s earliest works, the video "Spring and Winter" features a paper doll, a young maiden, and an old...
02/21/2020

Among Rachel Feinstein’s earliest works, the video "Spring and Winter" features a paper doll, a young maiden, and an old crone—all played by the artist, and inspired by the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty."

How do recurring themes in popular fiction both allude to and affect perceptions of gender and class in society? Today at 2 pm, join us for a gallery talk exploring myths, fairy tales, and folklore in the exhibition "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone" https://thejm.net/2SMfudH

02/20/2020
Alexandria Wailes Interprets Mel Bochner's "The Joys of Yiddish" in ASL

In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month, watch our new ASL video series featuring artist and educator Alexandria Wailes, as she interprets works from the Jewish Museum collection in American Sign Language: TheJewishhMuseum.org/ASL

In this video on Mel Bochner's painting "The Joys of Yiddish," discover how the presentation of words in a composition can lead viewers to think about the visual aspects of language.

Our Town calls "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone" a "dazzling display" by the highly original Rachel Feinstein—on...
02/19/2020

Our Town calls "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone" a "dazzling display" by the highly original Rachel Feinstein—one woman’s vision of women: https://thejm.net/39Ktw5d

Only a few weeks left to see "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone," the first museum survey of the New York-based ar...
02/19/2020

Only a few weeks left to see "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone," the first museum survey of the New York-based artist, featuring three decades of sculpture, painting, and video, on view through March 22. Join us tomorrow night to toast the artist with her favorite cocktail, the Negroni 🍹 https://thejm.net/2VbJKjw

02/18/2020
Poet Douglas Ridloff Responds to by Wallace Berman in ASL

Born on this day in 1926, Wallace Berman was a crucial figure in the history of post-war experimental art. This sculpture made of stones inscribed Hebrew letters reflects the artist's interest in the power of language, everyday objects, and Jewish mysticism.

In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, watch poet Douglas Ridloff respond to Wallace Berman's work in the Jewish Museum collection with a poem in ASL: TheJewishMuseum.org/ASL

02/17/2020
The Jewish Museum Purim Ball After Party

Our early bird ticket sale for The Jewish Museum's 2020 Purim Ball After Party ends at midnight! Join us for a night of dancing, dessert & open bar at the Pierre on Tuesday, March 3. Get your tickets before prices go up tomorrow: TheJewishMuseum.org/AfterParty 🎭

The Jewish Museum is open today 11 am – 5:45 pm. Explore "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone" and enjoy art activit...
02/17/2020

The Jewish Museum is open today 11 am – 5:45 pm. Explore "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone" and enjoy art activities inspired by the exhibition with the whole family: https://thejm.net/2HwLKeh

Calling all families—starting today and all week long, drop in at our vacation week art workshops to create a whimsical ...
02/16/2020

Calling all families—starting today and all week long, drop in at our vacation week art workshops to create a whimsical puppet using materials inspired by the imaginative work on view in the exhibition "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone." https://thejm.net/2wnN9ld

"Ahava" means "love" in Hebrew ❤️ From the Jewish Museum collection, this print by the late artist Robert Indiana was ad...
02/14/2020

"Ahava" means "love" in Hebrew ❤️ From the Jewish Museum collection, this print by the late artist Robert Indiana was adapted from his now iconic LOVE sculpture: https://thejm.net/39wWQvR

Art reflects the society in which it is made, and has traced the rise and fall of civilizations over millennia. Today at...
02/14/2020

Art reflects the society in which it is made, and has traced the rise and fall of civilizations over millennia. Today at 2 pm, join us for a gallery talk to explore this historical trope and consider what her work says about the world today through works on view in "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone." https://thejm.net/37tbDWZ

Tonight at 6:30 pm, meet Rachel Feinstein at our artist talk, book signing, and cocktail event celebrating the artist's ...
02/13/2020

Tonight at 6:30 pm, meet Rachel Feinstein at our artist talk, book signing, and cocktail event celebrating the artist's survey exhibition “Maiden, Mother, Crone.” Listen to Feinstein speak about the inspiration for her art, then join us for a book signing over her favorite cocktail, the Negroni: https://thejm.net/2UPqlVu

02/12/2020
Educator Alexandria Wailes Interprets "Hard Sweetness" by Joan Snyder in ASL

In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month, watch our new ASL video series featuring artist and educator Alexandria Wailes, as she interprets works in the Jewish Museum collection: TheJewishMuseum.org/ASL

In this video, discover the influence of feminism, music, and expressionism in Joan Snyder’s "Hard Sweetness” on view now.

The Jewish Museum's 2020 Purim Ball After Party is just a few weeks away on Tuesday, March 3! Join us at the Pierre for ...
02/11/2020

The Jewish Museum's 2020 Purim Ball After Party is just a few weeks away on Tuesday, March 3! Join us at the Pierre for a night of dancing, dessert, and open bar. Early bird ticket sale ends in one week 🎭 TheJewishMuseum.org/AfterParty

This Thursday at 6:30 pm, join us for an artist talk and book signing with Rachel Feinstein as she speaks about her insp...
02/10/2020

This Thursday at 6:30 pm, join us for an artist talk and book signing with Rachel Feinstein as she speaks about her inspiration for "Maiden, Mother, Crone," a survey exhibition bringing together three decades of her interdisciplinary work: https://thejm.net/2uB8aYT

Last day—"Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art," the first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of the trai...
02/09/2020

Last day—"Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art," the first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of the trailblazing art dealer, closes today! Through 100 works of art by Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and more, discover how the artists she championed became icons of American modernism. Galleries are open 11 am – 5:45 pm: https://thejm.net/2H8oFOX

Where does identity fit into a discussion of American modern art? Today at 2 pm, join us for our last gallery talk for “...
02/07/2020

Where does identity fit into a discussion of American modern art? Today at 2 pm, join us for our last gallery talk for “Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art" before the exhibition closes this Sunday. Explore the ways discussions of race, ethnicity, and immigration status intersect through works on view by artists such as Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Ben Shahn: https://thejm.net/377KYi4

Final weekend—“Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art,” closes this Sunday! See 100 works by the artists Halpert cha...
02/07/2020

Final weekend—“Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art,” closes this Sunday! See 100 works by the artists Halpert championed through her legendary Downtown Gallery: https://thejm.net/39jZdSO

Charles Sheeler was one of Halpert's most enduring artists. In Sheeler’s own art and life, Halpert commented, “everything was done with precision; everything he had in his home is a portrait of him.”

02/06/2020
Educator Alexandria Wailes Interprets Alios Itzhak by Kehinde Wiley in ASL

In honor of Black History Month and Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, watch our new ASL video series featuring artist and educator Alexandria Wailes, as she interprets works in the Jewish Museum collection: TheJewishMuseum.org/ASL

In this video, discover the symbolic significance of the pattern in Kehinde Wiley's painting "Alios Itzhak" from "The World Stage: Israel."

Tonight 5:30-7:30 pm, and every Thursday evening this month, join us to toast Rachel Feinstein with the artist's favorit...
02/06/2020

Tonight 5:30-7:30 pm, and every Thursday evening this month, join us to toast Rachel Feinstein with the artist's favorite cocktail, the Negroni 🍹 then visit the galleries to explore the acclaimed exhibition "Maiden, Mother Crone" https://thejm.net/2OzxAgx

02/05/2020
The Jewish Museum 2020 Purim Ball After Party

You’re invited to The Jewish Museum's 2020 Purim Ball After Party at The Pierre on Tuesday, March 3! Join us for an evening of dancing, dessert, and open bar hosted by our Young Patrons. Wear your mask, leave your black tie at home. Early bird tickets on sale now at TheJewishMuseum.org/AfterParty 🎭

Forbes calls Edith Halpert "a truly illuminating exhibition about an exceptional contributor to the history of American ...
02/04/2020
Edith Halpert, The Downtown Gallery And The Rise Of American Art, The Jewish Museum, New York

Forbes calls Edith Halpert "a truly illuminating exhibition about an exceptional contributor to the history of American art." Don't miss your chance to see it—closing this Sunday, February 9.

 A surprising number of people are convinced that any kind of art which they do not immediately understand is worthless. The truth is that they probably have little comprehension of even the art which they think they understand.

In case you missed it, watch videos from our series of talks presented in conjunction with "Edith Halpert and the Rise o...
02/03/2020

In case you missed it, watch videos from our series of talks presented in conjunction with "Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art" for a deeper understanding of our exhibition honoring the legacy of the trailblazing art dealer, closing this Sunday: https://thejm.net/31mt0Y5

Only one week left to see "Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art," closing this Sunday, February 9. The exhibition ...
02/03/2020

Only one week left to see "Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art," closing this Sunday, February 9. The exhibition explores the remarkable career of Edith Halpert, the trailblazing art dealer who championed the work of artists such as Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, and Georgia O'Keeffe: https://thejm.net/2u6fkV7

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