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Welcome to the Jewish Museum’s online Press Room. Members of the media may view and download information on current and upcoming exhibitions and programs, access the press release archive, and request high-resolution images for publication. We look forward to working with you and thank you for your interest in the Jewish Museum.

Press Releases

Exhibitions

First Comprehensive Exhibition of Costumes from The Israel Museum’s Unparalleled Collection Opens at the Jewish Museum on November 3, 2017

Release Date: July 6, 2017

The first comprehensive U.S. exhibition drawn from The Israel Museum’s world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes opens at the Jewish Museum on November 3, 2017, and remains on view through March 18, 2018. Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem showcases over 100 articles of clothing from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, arranged as complete ensembles or shown as stand-alone items. A sumptuous array of apparel from over 20 countries on four continents offers an exceptional opportunity for American audiences to view many facets of Jewish identity and culture through rarely seen garments. The exhibition is organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

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Programs

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present Bang on a Can: Kaki King

Release Date: July 5, 2017

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum’s 2017-18 concert season, which will focus on pioneering female artists, begins on July 20 with a performance featuring the distinctive and exceptional indie-guitarist Kaki King. King’s performance takes place alongside the Jewish Museum’s current exhibition, Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, the first major U.S. exhibition in over 20 years focused on the modernist painter, designer, and poet.

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The Jewish Museum Presents Stettheimer Summer Mondays Fun-Filled Drop-In Art Workshops for Families July 10, 17, 24, and 31

Release Date: June 8, 2017

The Jewish Museum will present Stettheimer Summer Mondays, a fun-filled drop-in art workshop for families on July 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 1 pm to 4 pm.Inspired by works on view in the current exhibition, Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, these workshops are geared towards children age 3 and up and are FREE with museum admission.

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Programs

June 2017 Programs at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: May 23, 2017

The Jewish Museum’s 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in June with a performance featuring composer John Zorn and poet Kenneth Goldsmith; "Franz Kafka" as portrayed by writer Rivka Galchen, in conversation with the Jewish Museum's Jens Hoffmann; and a concert by Banda de Los Muertos as part of the annual Museum Mile Festival, among other programs.

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Exhibitions

First Major U.S. Exhibition in Over 20 Years Devoted to Artist Florine Stettheimer Opens at the Jewish Museum on May 5, 2017

Release Date: April 25, 2017

The first major U.S. exhibition in over 20 years focused on Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944) opens at the Jewish Museum on May 5, 2017, and will remain on view through September 24, 2017. Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry showcases over 50 paintings and drawings in addition to costume and theater designs, photographs, and ephemera, offering a timely reconsideration of this influential American artist with a sharp satirical wit, placing her centrally in the modern dialogue of high and mass culture. The exhibition is organized by the Jewish Museum, New York, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. After its New York City presentation, the exhibition will be on view in Toronto from October 21, 2017 to January 28, 2018.

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Programs

May 2017 Programs at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: April 24, 2017

The Jewish Museum’s 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in April with contemporary artists Cecily Brown, Nick Mauss, and Jutta Koether and scholar Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen, discussing the work of Florine Stettheimer; a concert by Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler; and a talk with artist Adam Pendleton, among other programs.

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Family

Fun-Filled Family Day Tied to Whimsical Florine Stettheimer Exhibition at the Jewish Museum Sunday, May 21

Release Date: April 24, 2017

The Jewish Museum will present Florine Stettheimer Family Day, a fun-filled day of activities geared towards children ages 3 and up, on Sunday, May 21, from 12 noon to 4 pm. Families can celebrate the whimsical and colorful world of painting and theater presented in the exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry with a drop-in art workshop, music by Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards, and gallery tours of the exhibition.

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Exhibitions

First U.S. Presentation of Work by Vivian Suter Opens in May as Part of the Series Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings

Release Date: April 13, 2017

The Jewish Museum will present the first museum exhibition in the United States of work by Vivian Suter (b. 1949, Argentina) from May 5 through October 22, 2017. This project is part of the series Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings, which brings contemporary art to the Museum's Skirball Lobby. The work on view mimics the simple, rack-like structures Suter builds to dry, store, stretch, and un-stretch her paintings, bringing an echo of her improvisatory style to New York.

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News

The 39th Annual Museum Mile Festival Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm

Release Date: April 6, 2017

Now celebrating its 39th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception. Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting seven of New York City’s finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening. The Museum Mile Festival’s opening ceremony takes place at 5:45pm at El Museo del Barrio (Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). Traditionally, the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and other city and state dignitaries open the Festival.  Details on the Festival’s offerings can be found at MuseumMileFestival.org.

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Family

Folk Rock Concert for Families with Elizabeth Mitchell at the Jewish Museum Sunday, April 23

Release Date: March 30, 2017

Two-time Grammy nominee Elizabeth Mitchell will perform a folk rock concert for families on Sunday, April 23 at 11:30 am at the Jewish Museum.  Mitchell, a singer and guitarist known for reinterpreting classic folk songs for children and their parents, will be joined by her fifteen-year-old daughter Storey and The M Shanghai Stringband. Concert attendees can enjoy cherished folk classics such as You Are My Sunshine and Peace Like a River, as well as soulful originals from Mitchell’s albums, Catch the Moon and Blue Clouds.

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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, distinguished exhibitions, and related education programs. Using art and artifacts that embody the diversity of the Jewish experience from ancient to present times, throughout the world, the Museum strives to be a source of inspiration and shared human values for people of all religious and cultural backgrounds while serving as a special touchstone of identity for Jewish people. As a vital cultural resource for New York residents and visitors of all ages, the Museum also reaches out to national and international communities as it interprets and preserves art and Jewish culture for current and future generations.

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