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Designer Gabriela Hearst renewed Chloé's bohemian seventies spirit during her time as creative director, bringing back m...
01/10/2024

Designer Gabriela Hearst renewed Chloé's bohemian seventies spirit during her time as creative director, bringing back maxi dresses, ponchos, and earthy colors, and revived the environmentalist ethos of that decade.

She forged partnerships with artisans, returning to the handcrafted savoir-faire of Chloé’s early years, and committed Chloé to sustainable production practices. An advocate of upcycling, she brought back textiles from the past, incorporating deadstock fabric offcuts into new designs.

See how Gabriela Hearst continued the legacy of Chloé founder Gaby Aghion in "Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé," on view through February 18. Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/3R0aukb

👗: 1. Dress designed by , autumn–winter 2022 2. Dress designed by Gabriela Hearst, spring–summer 2022 3. Dress designed by Gabriela Hearst, autumn–winter 2021 4. Puffcho designed by Gabriela Hearst, autumn–winter 2021 5. Blouse designed by Gabriela Hearst, resort 2022 6. Blouse designed by Gabriela Hearst, autumn–winter 2021 (Photos by Julien T. Hamon)

The hand-made ware, traditional Welsh glazes, and floral decoration of this Rebecca jar reflect the ideals of the ninete...
01/09/2024

The hand-made ware, traditional Welsh glazes, and floral decoration of this Rebecca jar reflect the ideals of the nineteenth-century Arts and Crafts Movement in Great Britain, which emerged in the 19th-century as a reaction against industrialization, emphasizing craftsmanship, traditional skills, and the revival of medieval art forms. This jar’s vaguely Mediterranean form, the Egyptian-style lotuses, and the inclusion of the Hebrew name "Rebecca" hark back to ancient times and the story of the biblical Rebecca at the well.

🎨: Horace William Elliott, Rebecca Jar, 1897, Wales (Brigend), Terracotta: glazed and incised.

01/08/2024

This neon panel depicting rugby players was originally created by Marta Minujín for “El Batacazo (The Long Shot)” at the Instituto Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires in 1965 and Bianchini Gallery, New York in 1966.

Listen to curators Darsie Alexander and Rebecca Shaykin discuss works from “Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!” in our English and Spanish digital guides on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. This exhibition is on view through March 31. Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/473MkdL

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Este panel de neón que representa a jugadores de rugby fue creado originalmente por Marta Minujín para “El Batacazo (The Long Shot)” en el Instituto Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires en 1965 y la Galería Bianchini, Nueva York en 1966.

Escuche a las curadoras Darsie Alexander y Rebecca Shaykin hablar sobre las obras de “Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!” en nuestras guías digitales en inglés y español en Bloomberg Connects, la aplicación gratuita de arte y cultura. Esta exposición estará abierta hasta el 31 de marzo. Para obtener más información y planificar su visita: https://thejm.net/473MkdL

🎨: , neon panel depicting rugby players, 2010, originally created for El Batacazo (The Long Shot), Instituto Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, 1965, and Bianchini Gallery, New York, 1966. Acrylic, neon, and transformers. Collection of the artist.

These ivory pieces were elements of Torah staves. They were discovered in 1941 by laborers working in the grounds of the...
01/07/2024

These ivory pieces were elements of Torah staves. They were discovered in 1941 by laborers working in the grounds of the main synagogue in what was then Grodno, Poland (today Hronda, Belarus), and were covered with dirt.

It is probable that they were removed from the Torahs before or during World War II because they were of value, but whether the act was intended to save or defile the holiest object in Judaism is unknown.

This object is currently on view in "Scenes from the Collection." Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/3tw5Lxj

🎨: Fitting for Torah Staves, late 19th-early 20th century, Grodno, Poland (Hronda, Belarus), Bone: drilled, incised.

Can you spot the birds on these objects from our collection? 🐦To all of our bird lovers out there, we hope you enjoy the...
01/05/2024

Can you spot the birds on these objects from our collection? 🐦

To all of our bird lovers out there, we hope you enjoy these works we picked out on this ! Comment below how many you found!

🎨: 1. Torah Crown, 1809/10 (date of inscription), Silver: chased, cast, and parcel-gilt. 2. Hanukkah lamp, 19th-early 20th century, Copper alloy: cast. 3. Coin of Pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus, c. 260 B.C, Bronze. 4. Hanukkah lamp, mid-19th to early 20th century, Copper alloy: cast, Gift of the Danzig Jewish Community. 5. Hebrew Publishing Company, New Year Greeting, Paper: embossed and printed with ink; gauze embroidered with cotton; silk ribbon. Paper: embossed and printed with ink; gauze embroidered with cotton; silk ribbon.

Gaby Aghion’s lifelong love of the beach and active lifestyle influenced her vision for Chloé. Born in Alexandria, Egypt...
01/04/2024

Gaby Aghion’s lifelong love of the beach and active lifestyle influenced her vision for Chloé.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Aghion recalled wearing lightweight dresses in the sporting clubs in Egypt which she described as neither evening wear nor run-of-the-mill, but had that “special something.” Aghion carried this source of inspiration with her after she moved to Paris in 1945 and later began making light, free-moving dresses to sell to Parisian boutiques. Thus, the Chloé brand was born.

Discover more of Gaby Aghion’s vision and legacy in “Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé,” on view through February 18. Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/3R0aukb

📸 : Gaby Aghion, photographed by Raymond Aghion, undated. Courtesy Philippe Aghion and Chloé Archive, Paris.

Sunday January 7—Families in the ASL community with kids ages 5 – 12 are invited to learn about archaeology through arti...
01/03/2024

Sunday January 7—Families in the ASL community with kids ages 5 – 12 are invited to learn about archaeology through artifact exploration, a simulated archaeological dig, and mosaic creation in our upcoming Art Making Workshop for Families in the ASL Community.

Learn more and register for free: https://thejm.net/3NHWQj8

🎨: Horse Figurine, Israel, 1000-586 B.C.E., clay: hand-formed, incised, and fired.

Our current installation, "Tissot and the Bible" explores over 30 works by the French painter James Tissot (1836-1902) t...
01/03/2024

Our current installation, "Tissot and the Bible" explores over 30 works by the French painter James Tissot (1836-1902) that come from a group of more than 350 paintings related to the Hebrew Bible.

A new rotation of these works from the is now on view. Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/3tw5Lxj

🎨: , 1. "Moses Adores God in the Burning Bush" 2. "Moses Sees the Promised Land From Afar" 3. "The Flight of the Spies" c. 1896-1902, Gouache on board.

Families—starting next Tuesday, join us for Sound of Color! This six-week program for preschoolers and their families ex...
01/02/2024

Families—starting next Tuesday, join us for Sound of Color! This six-week program for preschoolers and their families explores how music and art playfully intertwine.

In partnership with The Diller-Quaile School of Music, Inc., each class incorporates song, movement, and hands-on activities. The program takes place Tuesdays from 3:15 - 4:15 pm, and runs from January 9 - February 13.

Learn more and register: https://thejm.net/3S0Vxym

We love seeing our visitors immersed in the vibrant world of Marta Minujín and her colorful creations! 🌈Share your   mom...
01/02/2024

We love seeing our visitors immersed in the vibrant world of Marta Minujín and her colorful creations! 🌈

Share your moment by tagging us in your photos from your visit! "Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!" is on view through March 31, 2024. Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/3r4YMtB

📷: 1) Elaine Rodriguez Morales 2) 3) &

Cheers to the new year! 🥂From all of us at the Jewish Museum, we wish everyone a happy new year!  #2024The Museum is ope...
12/31/2023

Cheers to the new year! 🥂

From all of us at the Jewish Museum, we wish everyone a happy new year! #2024

The Museum is open today and tomorrow (12/31-1/1) from 11 am - 4 pm.

🎨: , “‘Be obscure clearly’ Be wild of tongue in a way we can understand!,” 2004, Gouache on paper.

Stunning ceremonial art for the Sabbath 🕯️To sanctify the Sabbath on Friday nights, the Kiddush is recited over a full c...
12/29/2023

Stunning ceremonial art for the Sabbath 🕯️

To sanctify the Sabbath on Friday nights, the Kiddush is recited over a full cup of wine or grape juice before sitting down for Shabbat dinner. After the Kiddush is recited, the cup is passed around so that everyone can take a sip from it. Many families have a special Kiddush cup, reserved for this purpose. Candles are also lit before sundown and before the prayers are recited.

🎨: 1. Kiddush Cup, late 19th-early 20th century, Iran, Silver: hammered, repoussé, engraved, and punched. 2. Sabbath/Festival Candlesticks, 1930's, United States, Silver: pressed, chased, and cast.

This mizrah is full of symbolic imagery in its decorations including playing cards, sheet music, a ram's horn (shofar), ...
12/28/2023

This mizrah is full of symbolic imagery in its decorations including playing cards, sheet music, a ram's horn (shofar), and written documents. The artist’s decoration employs elements of the trompe l'oeil style, fusing visual and written elements to pay tribute to his heritage and religion. ♠️

On this national , this work is inspiring us to grab a deck of cards and play a game with some friends. What is your favorite card game to play? ♣️

🎨: Joel Feuersdorf, Mizrah, 1799, France (Metz), Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper.

Marta Minujín participated fully in hippie culture. She lived in Central Park during the mid-1960s and adopted the lifes...
12/27/2023

Marta Minujín participated fully in hippie culture. She lived in Central Park during the mid-1960s and adopted the lifestyle of a free spirit, befriending both the homeless occupants of the city park and the leading artists of her time.

Counterculture still had no equivalent in Buenos Aires. When Minujín returned to Argentina in 1968, she created Import-Export, an interactive happening that brought hippie culture to Argentina at the height of the Vietnam War.

The gallery rooms were painted with fluorescent arabesques; illuminated with psychedelic projections, black lights, and strobes; and filled with white smoke and incense. Visitors could listen to music by Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. The exhibition ended in an operating boutique, which you can see in the photo above.

Learn more about Minujín's career in “Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!” through March 31, 2024. Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/3r4YMtB
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Marta Minujín se sumergió por completo en la cultura hippie. Vivía en Central Park y adoptó el estilo de vida de un alma libre, se relacionaba tanto con las personas sin hogar que vivían en el parque de la ciudad como con los principales artistas del momento.

La contracultura todavía no tenía un equivalente en Buenos Aires. Cuando Minujín regresó a Argentina en el 68 creó Importación-exportación, un happening interactivo que llevó la cultura hippie a Argentina en plena Guerra de Vietnam.

Las salas de la galería se pintaron con motivos arabescos fluorescentes, se iluminaron con proyecciones psicodélicas y luces negras y estroboscópicas y se llenaron de humo e incienso. Los visitantes podían escuchar la música de Jimi Hendrix y Janis Joplin. La exposición terminaba en una tienda real, que puedes ver en la foto de arriba.

Conoce más sobre la trayectoria de Minujín en “Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!” hasta el 31 de marzo de 2024. Para obtener más información y planificar su visita: https://thejm.net/3PwzGy6

🎨: Marta Minujín, Photograph from Importación-Exportación (Import-Export) and collaged slide projected light shows as part of Importación-Exportación (Import- Export), Instituto Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, 1968. Marta Minujín Archive. © Marta Minujín, courtesy of Henrique Faria, New York and Herlitzka & Co., Buenos Aires.

During a surge in interest in British culture in 1997, Chloé hired the 25 year old Stella McCartney as artistic director...
12/26/2023

During a surge in interest in British culture in 1997, Chloé hired the 25 year old Stella McCartney as artistic director, a role she held until 2001. McCartney brought a youthful sense of confidence and provocation to her celebration of female empowerment at the brand. She thought of herself as the typical Chloé client: “They’re just lovely clothes that I and my friends want to wear,” she said.

See Stella McCartney’s early designs and discover the legacy of founder Gaby Aghion in our current exhibition, “Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé” through February 18, 2024. Learn more and plan your visit: https://thejm.net/3R0aukb

We are open today (12/25) from 11 am - 4 pm!Stop by for a visit to see our current exhibitions, "Marta Minujín: Arte! Ar...
12/25/2023

We are open today (12/25) from 11 am - 4 pm!

Stop by for a visit to see our current exhibitions, "Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!" and "Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé." Also explore a variety of works from our collection in our Floor 3 galleries.

Photos by Scott Rudd Events

12/22/2023

The 33rd annual New York Jewish Film Festival presented with Film at Lincoln Center is only a few weeks away! Watch this trailer to catch a glimpse of what’s in store at this year’s edition.

Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, NYJFF presents the finest documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. All screenings will take place in the Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.) at Film at Lincoln Center from January 10 – 24.

View the lineup and purchase tickets at nyjff.org.

Embracing the winter solstice with this stunning moon-shaped brooch. 🌙✨This gold engagement pin embedded with diamonds w...
12/21/2023

Embracing the winter solstice with this stunning moon-shaped brooch. 🌙✨

This gold engagement pin embedded with diamonds was worn by Amouma Bashi Simon of Baghdad on her wedding day. She received it among other gifts customarily sent by a bridegroom to his fiancée.

🎨: Engagement pin, Baghdad, Ottoman Empire, c. 1912, gold and diamonds.

The design behind “Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé” 💫 Just as fashion designers drape their model...
12/20/2023

The design behind “Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé” 💫

Just as fashion designers drape their models to make a garment, exhibition designer Elliott Barnes was inspired to “drape” the interior of the exhibition galleries with DuPont™ Tyvek® material to create a backdrop for the story of Gaby Aghion and the work of the house of Chloé designers. Tyvek is a white, sustainable, fibrous paper used in garment conservation—which Barnes first saw in the house of Chloé archives. In addition to connecting the installation to the world of fashion design through this material, it was also a strategic choice for softly framing the intricate ceiling detailing and the historic wooden casework of the Museum’s interior architecture.

“Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé” is on view through February 18, 2024. Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/3R0aukb

Photos by Dario Lasagni.

Marta Minujín found her signature form of expression early on, painting mattresses with fluorescent stripes beginning in...
12/19/2023

Marta Minujín found her signature form of expression early on, painting mattresses with fluorescent stripes beginning in the early 1960s. This is one of the first and only remaining examples from this period.

Minujín has remarked on the centrality of mattresses in her practice: “Half of your life takes place on a mattress. You are born, you die, you make love, you can [die] on the mattress. That’s why mattresses are so important.”

“Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!” is on view now through March 31, 2024. To learn more and plan your visit: https://thejm.net/473MkdL

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halló su forma de expresión más característica muy temprano, pues comenzó a pintar colchones con rayas fluorescentes a principios de los años 60. Este es uno de los primeros ejemplos, y de los pocos que quedan de este periodo.

Acerca de la importancia de los colchones en su obra, Minujín comenta: “En los colchones pasamos más de la mitad de nuestras vidas. Nacemos, dormimos, hacemos el amor. Y hasta nos pueden matar. Por eso son tan importantes”.

La exposición “Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!” estará abierta hasta el 31 de marzo de 2024. Para obtener más información y planificar su visita: https://thejm.net/3PwzGy6

🎨: Marta Minujín, Colchón (Mattress), 1964, restored in 1985, acrylic, tempera, and lacquer on mattress fabric with foam rubber. Collection of Jorge and Marion Helft, Buenos Aires. © Marta Minujín, courtesy of Henrique Faria, New York and Herlitzka & Co., Buenos Aires.

We are saddened to hear of the passing of artist  . According to the obituary in the New York Times, Hunt was “a prolifi...
12/18/2023

We are saddened to hear of the passing of artist . According to the obituary in the New York Times, Hunt was “a prolific sculptor whose towering metalwork became a mainstay of American public art, and whose 70-year career drew the attention of presidents from Lyndon B. Johnson to Barack Obama.”

The Jewish Museum is honored to have this work by Hunt in the collection, part of the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation gift. The welded stainless steel forms in "Angel Tide" come together to symbolize the dynamism of flight and water.

🎨: Richard Hunt, "Angel Tide," 2010, Welded stainless steel.

Don't miss your last chance to see this rare   painting! See it on view through January 1, 2024.“Le Père” is an intimate...
12/17/2023

Don't miss your last chance to see this rare painting! See it on view through January 1, 2024.

“Le Père” is an intimate portrait of the artist’s father Zahar, a quiet and shy man who spent his entire life working in the same manual labor job. Portraits of his father are rare within Chagall’s work and far from the generalized symbols of lovers that dominated much of his later paintings.

See it before it's gone on your next visit to the Jewish Museum! Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/4ajPEUa

🎨: Marc Chagall, “Le Père (Father),” 1911. Oil on canvas. Private Collection, L2023-1. Artwork (C) Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADGAP, Paris. Image provided by Phillips Auctioneers LLC.

“RBG Collars: Photographs by Elinor Carucci,” an installation of two dozen photographs of former US Supreme Court Justic...
12/15/2023

“RBG Collars: Photographs by Elinor Carucci,” an installation of two dozen photographs of former US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s collars and necklaces taken by the contemporary photographer Elinor Carucci is now on view at the Jewish Museum through May 27, 2024.

(1933-2020), who was the second-ever woman to sit on the US Supreme Court, wore collars not just to emphasize the long overdue feminine energy she brought to the court, but also to encode meaning into her dress. The photographs of these collars offer a collective portrait of the late Justice through these objects imbued with her personal style, values, and relationships.

The installation also includes jewelry from the , reflecting freely on the expressive possibilities as well as the cultural and religious aspects of adornment.

Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/4ajPEUa

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1. Elinor Carucci, "Donald Trump's Inauguration Day Collar (2017)," 2020, Archival pigment print.
2. Elinor Carucci, "2015 State of the Union Address Collar," 2020, Archival pigment print.
3. Elinor Carucci, "Collar worn in official photo of all nine justices after Justice Kavanaugh joined the Court (2018)," 2020, Archival pigment print.
4. Elinor Carucci, "Final Term and Lying in State at the Capitol, September 2020," 2020, Archival pigment print.

Lyn Godley’s joyous and monumental light installation captures the essence of kindling the holiday lights.This electric ...
12/14/2023

Lyn Godley’s joyous and monumental light installation captures the essence of kindling the holiday lights.

This electric Hanukkah lamp is 11 feet across and is made of nine different types of light, including electroluminescent panels, fiber optics, electroluminescent wire, LED lights, backlit digital imagery, and regular light bulbs. According to tradition, the number of lights in a Hanukkah lamp increases each night, from one up to eight. In Godley’s interpretation, the nine different sources of light are used in a cumulative fashion. The work runs on a timer, cycling through the eight “nights” of the holiday. First, a flame-like shamash appears and then the first “candle,” which consists of the flame and a second type of light. Another candle is then added, along with a third light source. The number of light sources increases with each candle so that by the end all nine types of illumination are blazing.

Godley says, “With each additional day that the flame continues to burn, the miracle magnifies. The gasp that we utter on the third day is greater than the second, and continues to grow with each day. The experience of awe and wonder, when in the presence of a miracle unfolding, multiplies with the continuation of that which is inexplicable.”

🕎: Lyn Godley, "Miracle," United States (Blandon, Pennsylvania), 2004, Light boxes and power source; Light sources: flicker bulbs, backlit sculpted vinyl, electroluminescent panels, fiber optics, electroluminescent wire, vinyl overlay diffuser panels, LED lights, backlit digital imagery, light bulbs, and rope lighting.

🎶 “I have a little dreidelI made it out of clayAnd when it's dry and readyThen, dreidel I shall play!”  🎶Here are some d...
12/13/2023

🎶 “I have a little dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready
Then, dreidel I shall play!” 🎶

Here are some dreidels from the . Do you play dreidel during Hanukkah?

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1. Dreidel, Poland, 18th century, Wood: carved.
2. Dreidel, Poland, 18th - 19th century, Wood: carved.
3. Dreidel, Poland, 18th century, Lead: cast.

This Hanukkah lamp is a rare example of Jewish ceremonial art created during the Holocaust.The sculptor and architect Ar...
12/12/2023

This Hanukkah lamp is a rare example of Jewish ceremonial art created during the Holocaust.

The sculptor and architect Arnold Zadikow was deported to Theresienstadt in May 1942 and assigned to work in the Lautscher Workshop, which made decorative arts for the N***s. With the help of a young woodcarver, Leopold Hecht, he created the lamp for the boys’ residence at the camp to enable the children to celebrate Hanukkah and to teach them about Judaism, since Jewish instruction was forbidden. The lamp was hidden all year and taken out only during the holiday. Zadikow died at Theresienstadt, but his daughter Marianne and wife, Hilda, also an artist, survived. The lamp was found in the camp after the war.

Hear more of this remarkable lamp's story on our digital guide available on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.

🕎: , lamp, 1942, Wood: carved.

While the mitzvah of lighting the menorah is an outward-focused mitzvah – the menorah is lit in a window or doorway – it...
12/11/2023

While the mitzvah of lighting the menorah is an outward-focused mitzvah – the menorah is lit in a window or doorway – it is also an opportunity for personal reflection on the deeper meaning of Hanukkah. Recognizing this, a special paragraph was added to the menorah lighting ritual. Ha’nayrot Halalu, as it is called, is recited immediately after the Hanukkah blessings. This work by American artist Ben Shahn (1898-1969) includes those words.

🎨: , “We Kindle These Lights ( ), 1961, Gouache, ink and gold leaf on paper. Art © Estate of Ben Shahn/Licensed by _VAGA_, New York, NY.

Participants with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners are invited to join us for our upcom...
12/10/2023

Participants with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners are invited to join us for our upcoming JM Journeys program on Wednesday, December 13, a lively and creative program that encourages creating personal connections to original works of art and each other. Together, we will explore "Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé" through facilitated discussions and multi-sensory experiences and create art of our own.

This program will be offered in two forms: in-person at the Jewish Museum and over Zoom.

All Access Programs are free of charge and require advance reservation. Learn more and register: https://thejm.net/46RCT07

12/10/2023

This Hanukkah lamp is currently on view in our lobby. Find out more in this video, and stop by to see this and other lamps from the on view.

Plan your visit: https://thejm.net/4ajPEUa

🕎: Hanukkah lamp, 1752–53 (date of inscription), Eastern Galicia or western Ukraine, Cast, engraved, and punched copper alloy.

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