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Family

Hot Peas ‘n Butter Perform Family Concert at the Jewish Museum January 29

Release Date: January 3, 2017

Families can dance and shake to the multicultural music and contagious rhythms of the three-member band Hot Peas ‘n Butter in concert at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, January 29 at 11:30 am. Seen regularly on Nickelodeon and Noggin TV, Hot Peas ‘n Butter has received four Parents Choice Awards for its inclusive Latin-influenced recordings. Combining an innovative and energetic interactive style, the band has developed a distinct way of inspiring creativity in kids and adults alike.

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News

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Jewish Museum Announce Special Events at the 26th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival, January 11-24, 2017

Release Date: December 14, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the special events lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, unique in New York City, and one of the longest running partnerships of two major New York cultural institutions, the NYJFF each year presents the finest narrative and documentary films from around the world that explore the diverse Jewish experience.

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Jewish Museum Announce the Main Slate Lineup For the 26th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival, January 11-24, 2017

Release Date: December 12, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the main slate lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, unique in New York City, and one of the longest running partnerships of two major New York cultural institutions, the NYJFF each year presents the finest narrative and documentary films from around the world that explore the diverse Jewish experience.

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Programs

December 2016 Programs at The Jewish Museum Feature Artists Christian Boltanski and Mary Reid Kelly, and More

Release Date: November 30, 2016

The Jewish Museum’s fall 2016 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in December with renowned artist Christian Boltanski in conversation with the Jewish Museum's Jens Hoffmann, and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Mary Reid Kelley presenting a selection of her video art.  Other highlights includes an adult studio art workshop; a behind-the-scenes gallery talk led by Jewish Museum Associate Curator Kelly Taxter; and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions.

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Exhibitions

First Major New York Exhibition in Over 20 Years Devoted to American Painter Florine Stettheimer Opens at the Jewish Museum in May 2017

Release Date: November 21, 2016

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

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Family

Oran Etkin Performs Family Concert for Hanukkah at The Jewish Museum Sunday, December 25

Release Date: November 21, 2016

The Jewish Museum will present Oran Etkin and his Timbalooloo band in a special Hanukkah family concert on Sunday, December 25 at 11:30 am.  Their performance will be inspired by two Jewish stories of light: the traditional Hanukkah tale and a story of light from the Kabbalah. It tells how a spiritual light that existed before the world’s creation was scattered and needs to brought together to make the world whole. This story of healing the world resonated with Etkin and was the basis of his 2014 album, Gathering Light, which interweaves his own compositions with melodies and rhythms he learned in his musical travels to Asia and Africa. This concert will intermingle Hanukkah songs from Israel and tunes from Indonesia that celebrate the beauty of the Festival of Lights in a fresh way. Etkin will also share tunes from his 2010 album, Wake Up, Clarinet! with its whimsical blend of klezmer, jazz and world music. Etkin's interactive performances effortlessly convey sophisticated concepts in a fun musical language that kids of all ages can understand.

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Family

Fun-Filled Hanukkah Family Day at The Jewish Museum Sunday, December 18

Release Date: November 16, 2016

The Jewish Museum presents its annual Hanukkah Family Day, a fun-filled day of activities, on Sunday, December 18 from noon to 4pm.  Kids can construct sculptural Hanukkah menorahs with funky found objects in a huge drop-in art workshop, dance to the music of ShirLaLa, see the Hanukkah story brought to life through a drawing performance by Jeff Hopkins, and explore the Museum’s world-famous collection of Hanukkah lamps.

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Exhibitions

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Designs First U.S. Exhibition Devoted to French Designer and Architect Pierre Chareau

Release Date: October 31, 2016

The interdisciplinary studio of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is the exhibition designer for the first U.S. exhibition focused on French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950). Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design will be presented by the Jewish Museum from November 4, 2016 through March 26, 2017.  Through various forms of technology – video projections, virtual reality, digital installations, and film – used within the exhibition galleries, DS+R has created atmospheric scenes that convey imagined functional and social contexts for Chareau’s work.

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Programs

November 2016 Programs at the Jewish Museum Feature Actress Tovah Feldshuh as Golda Meir, Scholar Kenneth Frampton, and More

Release Date: October 27, 2016

The Jewish Museum continues its fall 2016 slate of lectures, discussions, and events in November with Wish You Were Here: Golda Meir portrayed by award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh, in conversation with the Jewish Museum's Jens Hoffmann; and noted architect and critic Kenneth Frampton discussing the Maison de Verre (The Glass House), Pierre Chareau's signature building in Paris.  Other highlights include a concert by Pauline Oliveros as part of the Museum's ongoing partnership with Bang on a Can; a lecture by curator Norman Kleeblatt on the legacy of Jewish patronage in portraiture; and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions.

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Family

Alex & the Kaleidoscope Perform Family Concert at the Jewish Museum Sunday, November 20

Release Date: October 27, 2016

The kids rock band Alex & the Kaleidoscope will perform at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, November 20 at 11:30 am. Emmy Award-winning children’s entertainer Alex Mitnick and his group of fun-loving musicians have been captivating families with their fresh approach to music for over a decade. "Country and island rhythms, a pop bounce, hand-clapping gospel, and confidence-boosting message” says the Parents’ Choice Foundation, “fuel Alex Mitnick’s albums.” The audience will sing, dance and improvise with the band, actively participating in the concert. Songs like "Insect Tourists", "Crocodile" and "Dino Dig" teach us fun facts about the world around us, and tunes like "Mama's In The Kitchen", "Love Is All It Takes" and "Tell Me A Story" are sure to bring families together in a joyous moment of musical magic. 

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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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