Mix and Match: Love, Religion, and Cultural Diversity on TV

November 1, 2005 - February 28, 2006

This 30-minute compilation of video clips from the Museum’s broadcast archive examines portrayals of interfaith and intercultural love on television.

This 30-minute compilation of video clips from the Museum’s broadcast archive examines portrayals of interfaith and intercultural love on television. Topics include the tension surrounding courtship and dating, depictions of marriage rituals, conversion, anti-Semitism and racism, and challenges confronted by mixed families.  The video features excerpts from a wide range of television genres including soap opera (Days of Our Lives, 1987) western (Bonanza, 1963), and sitcom (Sex and the City, 2003).  Other clips include Bridget Loves Bernie (1972), Rhoda (1974), thirtysomething (1990), Seinfeld (1997), Queer as Folk (2000), The Sopranos (2001), and 7th Heaven (2002).

Mix and Match is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography.