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Programs

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

Release Date: February 14, 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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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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January 2017 Programs at The Jewish Museum Focus on John Singer Sargent Painting and Take Me (I’m Yours)

Release Date: January 4, 2017

The Jewish Museum’s 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events begins in January with a lecture by curator Tessa Murdoch of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a discussion featuring contemporary artists Uri Aran and Ian Cheng.  Other highlights include an adult studio art workshop and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions.

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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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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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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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The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present: Performance by Pauline Oliveros Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30pm

Release Date: October 19, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present the second concert of their 2016-2017 concert season featuring seminal American composer Pauline Oliveros. Accompanying the Jewish Museum’s exhibition, Take Me (I’m Yours), the concert will feature Oliveros in The Sound of Meditation on V-Accordion, an instrument that produces both accordion and orchestral sounds. Like the exhibition, the concert also blurs the boundary between the performer and the audience by asking the listener to participate in the making of music.

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Programs in Conjunction with John Singer Sargent’s Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children Feature Scholar Tessa Murdoch, Artist Kathleen Gilje, and More

Release Date: September 26, 2016

In conjunction with its new exhibition, John Singer Sargent’s Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children, the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, including a lecture by scholar Tessa Murdoch, great-granddaughter of Adèle Meyer, subject of Sargent’s bravura painting, on January 26; and a conversation with exhibition co-curator Norman Kleeblatt and artist Kathleen Gilje on October 27.  Other highlights include daytime lectures by Norman Kleeblatt on November 29 and Lucy H. Partman on January 31, and a three-part painting workshop for adults on October 13, 20, and 27.

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Take Me (I’m Yours) Programs Feature Artist Christian Boltanski, Curator Nicolas Bourriaud, and More

Release Date: September 21, 2016

In conjunction with its new exhibition, Take Me (I’m Yours), the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, including a lecture by noted curator Nicolas Bourriaud on September 29, and a conversation with artist Christian Boltanski, who mounted the exhibition in its original form in 1995 (with Hans Ulrich Obrist), exhibition co-curator Jens Hoffmann on December 15.  Other highlights include discussions with exhibition artists Rachel Rose and Haim Steinbach on September 22 and Uri Aran and Ian Cheng on January 19; and a concert with Pauline Oliveros on November 10.

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September 2016 Programs at the Jewish Museum Feature Artists Rachel Rose and Haim Steinbach, Curator Nicolas Bourriaud, and More

Release Date: September 1, 2016

The Jewish Museum launches its fall 2016 slate of lectures, discussions, and events in September with artists Rachel Rose and Haim Steinbach and noted curator Nicolas Bourriaud speaking about aspects of the Museum’s new exhibition, Take Me (I’m Yours).  Other highlights include an exploration of the relationship between the works of landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx and his brother, composer Walter Burle Marx; an expanded studio art workshop series for adults; and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions.

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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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