My America: Art from the Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955

March 26 - July 25, 2004

Works by such prominent artists as Ilse Bing, Morris Louis, Elie Nadelman, Ben Shahn, and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, illuminate the intersection of American art and Jewish-American history in the first half of the 20th century.

Highlighting the Jewish Museum’s unique collection of American art, this exhibition focuses on the first half of the twentieth century, a period of great social change and artistic activity during which Jewish artists played a major role in shaping the direction of American art. Through painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photography, My America presents works concerned with Jewish identity and involvement in American culture and politics, ranging in style from Social Realism to Abstract Expressionism. Over 75 works by such prominent artists as Theresa Bernstein, Adolph Gottlieb, Jacques Lipchitz, Morris Louis, Elie Nadelman, Ben Shahn, Raphael Soyer, Alfred Stieglitz, and Weegee are on view.

Major support for My America: Art from the Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955 is given in honor of Evelyn G. Clyman by the Eugene M. and Emily Grant Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Joseph Alexander Foundation and Diane, Daniel, and Matthew Wolf.