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The Jewish Museum
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New York, NY 10128

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New York, NY 10128
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Upcoming Events

Thu, Dec 14

Thursday, December 14, 2017


6:30 PM

Dialogue and Discourse
Constructing Identities: Modigliani and Cultural Appropriation

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Fri, Dec 15

Friday, December 15, 2017


2 PM

Gallery Talk
Traditional and Local Exchange

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Sat, Dec 16

Saturday, December 16, 2017


11 AM

Free Saturdays

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Sun, Dec 17

Sunday, December 17, 2017


10 AM

Picture This!
Gallery Tour, Art Workshop & Concert

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Sun, Dec 17

Sunday, December 17, 2017


11:30 AM

Mister G
Family Concert

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Sun, Dec 17

Sunday, December 17, 2017


12:30 PM

Studio Art Sessions
Painted Portrait Multiples

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Mon, Dec 18

Monday, December 18, 2017


3 PM

Archaeology Mondays

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Wed, Dec 20

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


10:30 AM

JM Journeys
For Visitors with Early-Stage Memory Loss

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Wed, Dec 20

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


2 PM

JM Journeys
For Visitors with Memory Loss

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Who We Are

Welcome to the Jewish Museum, a museum in New York City at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Whether you visit our home in the elegant Warburg mansion on Museum Mile, or engage with us online, there is something for everyone. Through our exhibitions, programs, and collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media, visitors can journey through 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture from around the world.

As an art museum representing the diversity of Jewish culture and identity, the Jewish Museum believes in free expression and an open society. We embrace multiple viewpoints regardless of race, gender, national origin, or religion, and we oppose discrimination in all its forms.

Our exhibitions and public programs provide platforms for cross-cultural dialogue, fostering empathy, mutual understanding, and respect. We champion the powerful roles art and artists can play in our communities, both inside and outside the Museum’s walls.

Our Mission

The Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people through its unparalleled collections and distinguished exhibitions. Learn More


The Jewish Museum was founded in 1904 in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where it was housed for more than four decades. Located along New York's Museum Mile, this elegant former residence has been the home of the Museum since 1947. Learn More


The Jewish Museum Honored in the American Alliance... Read More

The American Alliance of Museums recently honored the Jewish Museum in several categories in the 2017 Museum Publications Design Competition.

For more nearly 30 years, the Alliance has recognized and encouraged superior execution and ingenuity in the graphic design of museum publications through the Museum Publications Design Competition. Winners are chosen for their overall design excellence, creativity and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission, or special features. The Jewish Museum has been the recipient of publication awards in past years, including the exhibition catalogue for As it were…So to speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom and the Museum Members’ Newsletter in 2016.

This year’s winning publications include:

Exhibition catalogue for Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

Exhibition Catalogue for Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

Exhibition Catalogues: Honorable Mention
J. Abbott Miller with Andrew Walters and Yoon Young Chai, Pentagram

Jewish Museum Members’ newsletter — series of three (2016)

The Jewish Museum Members’ Newsletter

Newsletters and Calendar of Events: Second Prize
Topos Graphics; Margot Laborde and James Oates, The Jewish Museum

Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design Advertisement

Print Advertisements for Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

Press Kits, Marketing and Public Relations Material: Second Prize
Baptiste David; James Oates, The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum’s Kids Gallery Guide also received an honorable mention.

To view the complete list of 2017 Museum Publications Design Competition Winners, visit

The Jewish Museum Honored in the American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Awards was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

The Jewish Museum Staff Select Their Favorite Holiday... Read More

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Jewish Museum staff hopes to make your celebrating and gift-giving easier with eight beloved products for Hanukkah. Whether you’re lighting candles at home, hosting friends and family, or searching for unique gifts for all ages, we have fresh ideas for you — all available at The Jewish Museum Shop.

Ceramic Menorah by Paula Grief

Artist Paula Greif makes each of these incredible objects by hand, so no two are exactly the same. Paula trained as a graphic designer, and you can see the graphic quality come through in the solidity of this form, which works with any style of home décor.

Claudia Gould, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director

Jewish Museum Hagenauer Menorah

This piece is a limited edition based on a Hanukkah lamp in the Jewish Museum’s collection.

The artist, Karl Hagenauer, trained with Josef Hoffmann, one of the founders of the Viennese modern design movement known as the Wiener Werkstätte. Hoffmann’s influence can be seen in the curling stems and leaves and in the fluted base. I chose this Hanukkah lamp because I have a particular love of modernist design from the early twentieth century.

— Susan Braunstein, Senior Curator

Loch Ness Menorah

The Loch Ness Menorah struck me as a unique and playful menorah for families. Being a mom of a 3-year-old and 19-month-old, certainly toys and objects with animals (real or imaginary) have great appeal. My son is a huge fan of the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and this creature has a similar whimsical quality. It might be fun for them to think about designing their own menorah for Hanukkah and what animal they would choose. There are plenty of other animal-themed menorahs in the shop — it was hard to make a selection!

— Rachel Katz Levine, Assistant Director of Family Programs

Set of 6 Marc Chagall Plates by Bernardaud

I love the idea of eating on art. These are a wonderful way to brighten up a dinner party. And to bring it back to the theme of my life: Marc Chagall’s father was a herring monger.

Josh Russ Tupper, 4th Generation Co-Owner of Russ & Daughters

Fish Cutting Board

When I entertain at home, I love using this board to lay out our smoked salmon. It’s always a conversation piece. The size is large enough to make a statement, but it’s small enough for easy cleaning and storage.

—Niki Russ Federman, 4th Generation Co-Owner of Russ & Daughters

Jewish Tartan Skinny Tie

The Jewish Tartan Tie has been an excellent addition to my personal collection of navy blue ties. The history of the official Jewish Tartan, now part of the Jewish Museum collection, also makes for a great story.

Carlos Acevedo, Digital Asset Manager

Perimeter Challah & Shabbat Tray

I love mid-century modern design and this tray has that aesthetic written all over it. Not only is the tray functional, but it’s gorgeous to keep out on the coffee table all week long.

Marissa Berg, Director of Visitor Experience

Deborah Kass OY/YO Earrings

These playful and beautiful earrings designed by Jewish Museum collection artist Deborah Kass are an outstanding Hanukkah gift. They are delicate and subtle enough to wear every day and I love them because they are the perfect mix of art, pop, and Jewish culture.

Grace Astrove, Senior Development Officer for Exhibitions

Shop our complete selection of Hanukkah gifts at the Jewish Museum Shop or online at

The Jewish Museum Staff Select Their Favorite Holiday Gifts was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Art is a Gift: Thoughts on Modigliani and... Read More

Timothy Hull in the studio, 2017

On Sunday, November 19, the Jewish Museum welcomes Timothy Hull to lead the latest in its ongoing series of contemporary artist-led studio workshops. Inspired by the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked, the printmaking workshop Art For Sharing will encourage participants to learn stamping and block printing techniques to create an edition of handmade greeting cards inspired by Modigliani’s iconic synthesis of various cultural inspirations and Hull’s similar combination of ancient archetypes and symbols.

We sat down with Hull to discuss the historical and cultural references in Modigliani’s work, the transformative potential of symbols, and what participants can look forward to in his upcoming class at the Jewish Museum.

Timothy Hull, Amphora as Metaphor, 2017. 30x40 in. Oil on canvas

Could you tell us about your artwork? What are you working on now?

My work currently is preoccupied with the depiction of both real and invented symbols and glyphs — many sourced from ancient Greek, Latin, and Kufic graffiti. These days I am mostly working on paintings of high imapsto relief (a technique that uses thick layers) that explore the aforementioned concerns.

Amedeo Modigliani, Kneeling Caryatid, 1911–12. Black crayon on paper. 16⅞ x 10⅜ in. Paul Alexandre Family, courtesy of Richard Nathanson, London. Image provided by Richard Nathanson, photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates, London

In our studio workshop we’ll be considering how Modigliani was inspired by several different cultural and historical sources. How does this relate to your creative process?

As artists, we dig deep into history and iconography to understand how civilizations and people synthesized and used such imagery before us. We are always in dialogue with the past. Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.

Participants in the class will be thinking about their own sources of inspiration and creating personal symbols. What goes into the process of making a symbol?

Thinking of Carl Jung’s theory of the Collective Unconscious and Archetypes, one can begin to ruminate on shapes, forms, and icons that speak to them in a deep and meaningful way. A symbol is also the distillation of a metaphor into a visual language. They are surprisingly hard to create, but deeply transformative when realized.

Timothy Hull’s printmaking process, 2017

What are your thoughts about making art with the intent to share with others or give away?

Art is a gift, and I believe there is a certain level of altruism in the creation of a work of art. The artist is almost always sharing and giving on some level. It is a beautiful thing when you can make something specifically with the intention to give it away.

In this class, each student will create an edition of unique prints. What do you enjoy most about printmaking? What role does it play in your own studio practice?

I make prints as a way of extending my interest in icons and symbols. There is an immediacy to printmaking, and a joy in the repeatable nature of a print. It’s egalitarian, you can make many of them, and give them away without the feeling of preciousness. Again, there’s that idea of the gift.

The Jewish Museum’s Adult Studio Workshop led by Timothy Hull takes place Sunday, November 19, 2–6 pm. Registration is required and includes all materials. All skill levels are welcome. Sign up here.

– Chris Gartrell, Assistant Manager of Adult Programs and Rachael Abrams, Associate Manager of Studio Programs, the Jewish Museum

Art is a Gift: Thoughts on Modigliani and Generating Symbols by Timothy Hull was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.


Neckpiece by Kobi Halperin

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Menorahs for Modern Living

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Modigliani Unmasked

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