The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum A museum in New York City at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. We're open! Reserve your free timed ticket to explore exhibitions on view.

Art Museum

Operating as usual

Calling all families! Register your school-aged kids for our new live virtual tours. Tomorrow, November 23, and Tuesday,...
11/22/2020
Calendar - Educators

Calling all families! Register your school-aged kids for our new live virtual tours. Tomorrow, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, examine contemporary art to consider how artists make their voices heard, and design your own poster that communicates a meaningful message in response to injustice. This tour is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz.” Register: https://thejm.net/2UM7V73

Individual, Corporate, and Foundation support are crucial to furthering the Jewish Museum’s mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art and Jewish culture.

Families—Sunday, November 22 at 10 am EST, discover powerful works of art on view in “We Fight to Build a Free World: An...
11/20/2020
Picture This! Action Mobiles - Virtual Art Workshop

Families—Sunday, November 22 at 10 am EST, discover powerful works of art on view in “We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” in a virtual tour and art-making experience. Explore your creativity and design a colorful mobile with everyday sculptural materials depicting ways to work together as a community. Register: https://thejm.net/2KtJPfl

Experience an interactive virtual tour and design a colorful mobile inspired by artwork in the Jewish Museum’s collection.

Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 10. Light up the nights with our unique selection of menorahs available at the Je...
11/20/2020

Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 10. Light up the nights with our unique selection of menorahs available at the Jewish Museum Shop. Every purchase supports the Jewish Museum. https://thejm.net/39ehGU3

11/19/2020
Contested Monuments Panel Discussion at the Jewish Museum

Premiering now, watch a conversation about the history of contested monuments, presented in conjunction with “We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz.” Chief Curator Darsie Alexander moderates this online discussion with architect Mabel O. Wilson and artists Nicholas Galanin and Kris Graves. In this clip, the group looks at Wilson’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia as Wilson reflects on the imbalance of power typically upheld by Western monuments. Watch the full discussion: https://thejm.net/3306ZjQ

“I grew up in a city where I had read the walls; I still read the walls. I love to put work of mine on the walls and let...
11/19/2020

“I grew up in a city where I had read the walls; I still read the walls. I love to put work of mine on the walls and let other people read it.”

By using language to create art, Bronx-born artist Lawrence Weiner works in an accessible and flexible medium that allows the viewer to think in new and often unexpected ways. Weiner’s art is fundamentally social—he believes it is complete only when seen by others; when viewers can interpret it, engage with it, and put it into action. For ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY HAVE THE SAME FACE, Weiner took an old Yiddish expression he heard as a child and reconceived it as a restorative, unifying message, translated simultaneously into English, Arabic, and Hebrew, prompting us to think collectively and imagine all that we can accomplish if we work together.

Experience this uplifting public artwork at the Jewish Museum at 5th Ave at 92nd Street, and enjoy free Museum admission through December 2020. Learn more about Weiner’s work and plan your visit: https://thejm.net/3kPi8dg

Created in Istanbul ca. 1735, This striking Torah ark curtain has an unusual mix of Jewish and Muslim motifs: two column...
11/18/2020

Created in Istanbul ca. 1735, This striking Torah ark curtain has an unusual mix of Jewish and Muslim motifs: two columns representing King Solomon’s Temple frame a mosque, whose six minarets identify it as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. It is thought that perhaps the curtain originated in a Muslim setting and was later adopted for Jewish ceremonial use; or, that the image of the famous mosque may have symbolized the great multicultural city where the cloth was made—exemplifying a syncretic merging of religious traditions frequently seen in the Ottoman Empire.

Now on view, "Masterpieces and Curiosities: The Benguiat Collection" examines this Torah ark curtain, part of an extensive collection of decorative and ceremonial art amassed by Turkish art dealer and collector Hadji Ephraim Benguiat. 🔯🕌 Tap the link in bio to plan your visit—Museum admission is free through December 2020. https://thejm.net/3nyPleQ

11/18/2020
The Jewish Museum | Public Art Installation by Lawrence Weiner

The façade of our historic Warburg mansion looks a little different, thanks to an inspiring new public art installation by renowned artist Lawrence Weiner. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes sneak peek of Weiner's banner being unfurled yesterday. Walk by the Museum to see it for yourself!

Throughout his sixty year career, Bronx-born artist Lawrence Weiner has created timely and impactful text-based artwork. His newest project, titled ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY HAVE THE SAME FACE, stands thirty feet tall and sends an urgent message about our shared humanity. 🌟 https://thejm.net/36MHOlV

The Unite the Right rally of August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia galvanized a national conversation about the propo...
11/17/2020
We Fight to Build a Free World: Contested Monuments - YouTube Video Premiere

The Unite the Right rally of August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia galvanized a national conversation about the proposed removal of a statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. In the days following the rally, Charlottesville’s city council ordered that the Lee statue be hidden under a black tarp. Freezing the monument in the shrouded state in which it temporarily existed, artist Jonathan Horowitz created a replica of the sculpture, now on view in “We Fight to Build a Free World,” memorializing a crisis point in United States history.

This Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 pm, join Chief Curator Darsie Alexander in an online discussion with architect Mabel O. Wilson and artists Nicholas Galanin and Kris Graves, presented in conjunction with "We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz." RSVP: https://thejm.net/3f9Cg92

In conjunction with We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, Darsie Alexander, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, moderates a discussion on the past and future of this topic with architect Mabel O. Wilson and artists Nicholas Galanin and Kris Graves.

Friday, November 20 at 10:30 am EST, revisit the Jewish Museum’s 2018 exhibition “Chaim Soutine: Flesh” in a virtual tou...
11/16/2020
Stephen Brown: Chaim Soutine: Flesh - 92Y, New York

Friday, November 20 at 10:30 am EST, revisit the Jewish Museum’s 2018 exhibition “Chaim Soutine: Flesh” in a virtual tour with curator Stephen Brown, hosted by 92nd Street Y. Explore Soutine’s remarkable paintings depicting hanging fowl, beef carcasses, and rayfish, now considered his most well-known artistic achievements. RSVP: https://thejm.net/2Uyzjp2

Online. Stephen Brown, Curator at the Jewish Museum, revisits Chaim Soutine: Flesh an exhibition of more than thirty paintings by the Expressionist.

This Wednesday, November 18, at 11 am participants with memory loss and their care partners are invited to explore the J...
11/16/2020
JM Journeys at Home - Participants with Early-Stage Dementia

This Wednesday, November 18, at 11 am participants with memory loss and their care partners are invited to explore the Jewish Museum’s collection online through discussion and art making. All access programs are free with RSVP: https://thejm.net/2Uzr4Ji

Participants with early-stage dementia and their care partners are invited to explore the Jewish Museum’s collection through discussion and art making.

Throughout his fifty-year career, artist Charles White yielded a rich body of work that documented Black life. In “Headl...
11/16/2020

Throughout his fifty-year career, artist Charles White yielded a rich body of work that documented Black life. In “Headlines,” White presents a selection of headlines from newspapers such as the Chicago Defender suggesting the connection between struggles of various oppressed groups, including Black and Jewish people. This was a pointed statement at a time when the Nazi genocide of World War II was becoming increasingly known in the United States. “Headlines,” which is now on view in “We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz,” stresses the mutually reinforcing nature of racism and economic inequality, adding to the complex confluence of adverse forces that trouble the work’s central figure. https://thejm.net/3nnzdwC

Charles White, “Headlines,” 1944. © The Charles White Archives

Students and educators 🍎✏️ Tomorrow, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, enhance your at-home learning experience wit...
11/15/2020
Calendar - Educators

Students and educators 🍎✏️ Tomorrow, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, enhance your at-home learning experience with our new virtual tours. Explore works of art on view in “We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by #JonathanHorowitz” and the #JewishMuseumCollection that examine social and political issues.

Both tours run from 2 - 3 pm, with Monday's tour geared towards students grades 3-5, and Tuesday's tour intended for students grades 6-8. Register: https://thejm.net/36Gbu3V

Individual, Corporate, and Foundation support are crucial to furthering the Jewish Museum’s mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art and Jewish culture.

Monday, November 16 at 3:30 pm, get creative as a family in our virtual art workshop. Experiment with construction techn...
11/15/2020
Cardboard Cityscapes - Virtual Art Workshop

Monday, November 16 at 3:30 pm, get creative as a family in our virtual art workshop. Experiment with construction techniques to combine found materials to create a playful cityscape inspired by objects in the Jewish Museum’s collection. Register: https://thejm.net/36CTKGH

Use cardboard and other found materials to build a fantastical cityscape inspired by where you live and by artwork in the Jewish Museum’s collection.

Often exploring the history of figuration, artist Huma Bhabha’s influences range from the totem poles of America’s North...
11/12/2020

Often exploring the history of figuration, artist Huma Bhabha’s influences range from the totem poles of America’s Northwest Coast to science-fiction extraterrestrial beings. Bhabha’s sculptural figure, “Sleeper,” is suggestive of an ancient Greek kouros—a standing statue of a young man. The raw physicality of its materials evinces an uncomfortable awareness of the vulnerability of human bodies.

Reserve your free timed ticket to see this work on view in “We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz.” The Jewish Museum is open today until 8 pm. https://thejm.net/36yx0Yo

📷 Installation view of "We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz" October 1, 2020 - January 24, 2021, at the Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Kris Graves.

📷 Installation view of "We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz" October 1, 2020 - January 24, 2021, at the Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Thomas Müller.

On #VeteransDay, we honor all those who serve, including our Director of Visitor Experience, Lyndsey Anderson. Deployed ...
11/11/2020

On #VeteransDay, we honor all those who serve, including our Director of Visitor Experience, Lyndsey Anderson. Deployed as a soldier in Baghdad in 2003, she began to collect everyday objects that intrigued her—discovering her love of art and culture. Reflecting on Arlene Shechet’s sculpture “Travel Light,” now on view, Lyndsey explores the connection between the artist’s use of ancestral objects to uncover previously unknown elements of Shechet’s identity, to her own experience.

“The objects I collected throughout my travels hold more than their literal weight,” says Lyndsey, “It was in collecting objects in Iraq that I devoted my career path to studying history, museums, and anthropology. I’ve spent time working in museums, developing programs around objects that deal with self-empowerment, and that has been part of my healing process.” https://thejm.net/38weTF4

Educators—Thursday, November 12 at 4 pm, join us for an online workshop that explores the role of light in the Hanukkah,...
11/10/2020
Online Educator Workshop - Festivals of Light

Educators—Thursday, November 12 at 4 pm, join us for an online workshop that explores the role of light in the Hanukkah, Diwali, and Kwanzaa holidays. 🕎 Hear from Abigail Rapoport, Curator of Judaica at the Jewish Museum; Anu Sehgal, Founder of the Culture Tree; and Zakiya Harris, Artistic Director of Asase Yaa School of the Arts. Register: https://thejm.net/36lWOHf

Join us for an online workshop that explores the role of light in the Hanukkah, Diwali, and Kwanzaa holidays.

On Wednesday, November 11 at 2 pm, visitors who are blind or have low vision are invited to an online verbal description...
11/10/2020
Verbal Description Tour at Home - For Participants who are Blind or Have Low Vision

On Wednesday, November 11 at 2 pm, visitors who are blind or have low vision are invited to an online verbal description teleconference tour exploring “We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz.” All access programs are free with advance reservation: https://thejm.net/2GL5Gxc

Please join us for a descriptive teleconference tour exploring the exhibition, We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathon Horowitz.

11/10/2020
The Jewish Museum's Suzanne Koppelman on Jeopardy!

In 2018, we cheered our colleague Suzanne Koppelman, the Jewish Museum’s Manager of School and Educator Programs, on the long-running game show Jeopardy!—an exciting moment for all of us who were fans of the show and its iconic host, Alex Trebek.

On her experience meeting Trebek, Suzanne said, “As a long-time viewer of Jeopardy, it was very exciting to be invited to be a contestant on Jeopardy! and to meet Alex Trebek. Though you only have a few seconds of direct contact with him (mostly what you see on screen), it was an honor to meet him. He was such a pro and an institution. He will be missed by all and is truly irreplaceable.” We are saddened by Trebek’s passing this week, marking the end of a chapter for the beloved gameshow.

Today marks the 82nd anniversary of #Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. On November 9, 1938, anti-Jewish riots, o...
11/09/2020

Today marks the 82nd anniversary of #Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. On November 9, 1938, anti-Jewish riots, organized by Nazi leadership, raged across Germany and Austria—the first large-scale attack on Jews by the Nazis. Thousands of windows were smashed, Jewish synagogues, homes, and businesses were vandalized and destroyed, and hundreds of Jews were killed, with some thirty-thousand Jewish men arrested and deported to concentration camps.

“The Diary of Anne Frank (Kristallnacht),” a 1989 work by artists Doug and Mike Starn, memorializes this tragic event through a framed page excerpted from Anne Frank's Diary. The work, part of the Jewish Museum's Collection, acknowledges historical events, citing the Diary as a textual witness to the encroaching Holocaust. https://thejm.net/32tdfjR

11/09/2020
The Jewish Museum - Movies that Matter: Film Screenings for Schools - They Ain’t Ready For Me

Educators and students, join us November 12 for a special online screening of “They Ain’t Ready for Me,” a fan-favorite at the 2020 New York Jewish Film Festival. The screening will feature a live Q&A with Director Brad Rothschild and film subject, Tamar Manasseh. Register: https://thejm.net/3kfypI6

Presented in our Movies that Matter series of film screenings for middle and high school students. Film available for streaming November 9-12; live virtual Q&A at November 12 at 12 pm EST

Individual, Corporate, and Foundation support are crucial to furthering the Jewish Museum’s mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art and Jewish culture.

🎵 Premiering now—Watch a free concert for families of all ages with Portland-based musician Aaron Nigel Smith, who’s awa...
11/08/2020

🎵 Premiering now—Watch a free concert for families of all ages with Portland-based musician Aaron Nigel Smith, who’s award-winning reggae hits spread positive messages and inspiration for everyday activism. This performance is presented in conjunction with “We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz”: https://thejm.net/3levp03

On the anniversary of his passing, we remember the deeply influential poet and songwriter, Leonard Cohen, subject of our...
11/07/2020
An Immersive Time-Travel Journey Through Leonard Cohen’s Career

On the anniversary of his passing, we remember the deeply influential poet and songwriter, Leonard Cohen, subject of our 2019 exhibition “A Crack in Everything.”

Read about video artist, filmmaker, and photographer George Fok’s first encounter with Cohen's music, and the inspiration behind his video installation "Passing Through," which was on view in the immersive exhibition: https://thejm.net/3lcTNz9

📷 Installation view of the exhibition “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything,” organized by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and presented at the Jewish Museum, New York, from April 12- September 8, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and archival images © Sony/ATV and Sony Music. Photo: Frederick Charles

Artist George Fok describes his first encounter with the music of Leonard Cohen, and the inspiration for his immersive video…

On Sunday, November 8 at 1:30 pm EST, visitors in the ASL community are invited to explore “We Fight to Build a Free Wor...
11/06/2020
ASL Tour & Reception at Home - Visitors in the ASL Community

On Sunday, November 8 at 1:30 pm EST, visitors in the ASL community are invited to explore “We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathon Horowitz” through an online guided tour led by educator Alexandria Wailes. All access programs are free with advanced registration: https://thejm.net/3l6gWmW

Visitors in the ASL community are invited to explore the exhibition We Fight to Build a Free World: A Project by Jonathon Horowitz through a guided tour led by Alexandria Wailes.

“Wondering irresolutely what to do next, the clock struck twelve.” 🕛A particularly relatable title for artist Maira Kalm...
11/04/2020

“Wondering irresolutely what to do next, the clock struck twelve.” 🕛

A particularly relatable title for artist Maira Kalman’s gouache on paper in the Jewish Museum's collection

Looking for a joyful distraction? Listen to Maira and her son, Alex Kalman, on an audio tour through the Jewish Museum’s galleries: https://thejm.net/3297IPe

Image: Maira Kalman, "Wondering irresolutely what to do next, the clock struck twelve." 2004.

11/03/2020
Artist Kehinde Wiley reflects on the Jewish Museum Collection

We’re sharing a moment of calm on #ElectionDay, as artist Kehinde Wiley reflects on a portable Hanukkah lamp from the Jewish Museum’s collection.

“I’m trying to imagine what it feels like to light this small object in a dark room, recognizing that small things can give off an ability to see... Artists have been drawn to light as a metaphor, and light in this object is a signifier for the presence of truth. The presence of man’s rational domination over an irrational world.”

Take a deep breath and hear Wiley’s full audio tour: https://thejm.net/32aAm2o

Address


SUBWAY: Take the 4, 5, or 6 to 86th Street, or the 6 train to 96th St and Lexington Ave. BUS: Take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 to 92nd Street. Or take the M86 or M96 crosstown to 5th Ave.

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 20:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(212) 423-3200

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when The Jewish Museum posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to The Jewish Museum:

Videos

Category

Our Story

An art museum on New York City’s Museum Mile exploring Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds.

Nearby museums