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Fall 2017 Season of Family Programs Begins at the Jewish Museum in September

Release Date: August 30, 2017

The Jewish Museum launches its fall 2017 season of family programs in September with an array of concerts, art workshops, and more. Headlining the concert line-up is platinum-selling artist Lisa Loeb on October 22.  Among other programs on the schedule are the annual Hanukkah Family Day on December 10; drop-in art workshops; and family art activities.

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Exhibitions

First Exhibition in the U.S. to Focus on Amedeo Modigliani’s Early Work

Release Date: August 21, 2017

The Jewish Museum presents Modigliani Unmasked, the first exhibition in the United States to focus on Amedeo Modigliani’s early work made in the years after he arrived in Paris in 1906. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s drawings, with a large selection acquired directly from the artist by Dr. Paul Alexandre, his close friend and first patron. The drawings from the Alexandre collection, many being shown for the first time in the United States, as well as other drawings from collections around the world and a selection of Modigliani’s paintings and sculptures, illuminate how the artist’s heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew is pivotal to understanding his artistic output. The exhibition is on view at the Jewish Museum from September 15, 2017 through February 4, 2018.

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Author Francine Klagsbrun Speaks about Golda Meir October 19 at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: September 6, 2017

Author Francine Klagsbrun will speak about her new book, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel (Schocken Books, 2017), at the Jewish Museum on October 19 at 6:30 pm in a program co-presented with The Jewish Week. Klagsbrun's superbly researched and masterly recounted story of Israel's founding mother is the definitive biography of Golda Meir, the iron-willed leader and political operative who became the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of the most notable women of the 20th century. Copies of Lioness will be available for purchase and signing after the event. The program will be introduced by Gary Rosenblatt, Editor and Publisher of The Jewish Week.

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Advance Schedule of Exhibitions at the Jewish Museum Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Release Date: August 16, 2017

The Jewish Museum’s upcoming schedule includes a diverse array of exhibitions. This fall the Museum will present an exhibition that focuses on Amedeo Modigliani’s early work, as well as the first comprehensive exhibition in the United States drawn from The Israel Museum’s world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes. In January, for the first time in 25 years, the Museum will open its new, major collection exhibition that will feature more than 650 works from antiquities to contemporary art. Finally, the spring sees the first survey in the United States of the work of Marc Camille Chaimowicz, one of the first artists to merge performance and installation art.

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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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