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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

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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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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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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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The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present
Bang on a Can: Vicky Chow Plays Tristan Perich

Release Date: March 29, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present the final concert of their 2016-2017 concert season featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars pianist Vicky Chow. Chow will perform Tristan Perich’s Surface Image for solo piano, a monumental performance and installation with 40-channel 1-bit electronics, echoing the shimmering quality of Paris’ 19th century arcades and inspired by Walter Benjamin’s renowned essay "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." Chow’s recording of Perich’s Surface Image, acclaimed for it’s “surreal, cacophonous beauty” (The New York Times), was listed #4 in Rolling Stone's 20 Best Avant Albums of 2014. The performance takes place alongside the Jewish Museum’s current exhibition, The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin.

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Programs in Conjunction with The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: March 22, 2017

In conjunction with the new exhibition, The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, including a day-long performance by musician John Zorn and poet Kenneth Goldsmith on June 4 and a walking tour led by Goldsmith and exhibition curator Jens Hoffmann on April 30.

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April 2017 Programs at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: March 17, 2017

The Jewish Museum’s 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in April with a walking tour led by Kenneth Goldsmith and Jens Hoffmann and a concert by Vicky Chow of the Bang on Can All Stars. Other highlights include author talks with Charles Bronfman and Annette Libeskind Berkovits, a discussion with scholars Boris Groys and Michal Taussig, and an artist focus on Jennifer West.

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The Jewish Museum Presents Charlemagne Palestine in Concert March 16 at The Church of the Heavenly Rest

Release Date: February 27, 2017

New York, NY, February 14, 2017 – The Jewish Museum will present visual artist, musician, composer, and performer Charlemagne Palestine in concert at The Church of the Heavenly Rest on Thursday, March 16, at 8pm.  The concert, titled  Aaa HHeavenlyyy RResttt SSchlingennn BBlängennnn, is held in conjunction with the exhibition Charlemagne Palestine’s Bear Mitzvah in Meshugahland, on view at the Jewish Museum from March 17 through August 6, 2017.

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March 2017 Programs at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: February 27, 2017

The Jewish Museum’s 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in March with Charlemagne Palestine in concert; a lecture by guest curator Esther da Costa Meyer on Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design; and "Louis Brandeis" as portrayed by Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center, in conversation with the Jewish Museum's Jens Hoffmann. Other highlights include a discussion with furniture designer Dakota Jackson and architect Alexander Gorlin, and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions.

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February 2017 Programs at the Jewish Museum Focus on Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

Release Date: January 30, 2017

The Jewish Museum’s 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in February with a lecture by guest curator Esther da Costa Meyer on Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, and a concert by the low string quartet Bonjour.  Other highlights include a symposium on the Jews of Venice and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions.

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The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present a Performance by Bonjour

Release Date: January 24, 2017

New York, NY – On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present the third concert of their 2016-2017 concert season featuring Bonjour, a low string quartet with drums/percussion founded in 2012 by bassist and composer Florent Ghys. Bonjour features Ghys as composer and double bassist, as well as Eleonore Oppenheim (double bass), Ashley Bathgate (cello), James Moore (guitars), and Owen Weaver (percussion). Accompanying the Jewish Museum’s exhibition, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, the concert will feature Bonjour in works from their self-titled album, which was released in August 2016 on Cantaloupe Music. Pierre Chareau, originally from Bordeaux, rose to become a major figure in 20th century design. Ghys, also originally from Bordeaux, is one of New York’s most creative composer-performers of the early 21st century.

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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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