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Talks, Performances, & Classes

There is always something new to discover at the Jewish Museum. We offer a wide range of Public Programs for adult audiences, from insightful discussions with artists and curators, to talks by contemporary authors and thinkers, and diverse performances inspired by exhibitions on view.

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Installation view of Chagall: Love, War and Exile. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo by David Andrako.

Bang on a Can. Photo by Will Ragozzino/

​People at Parties perform at The Wind Up, an after-hours series of art and music. Photo by David Adrako.

​Dialogues and Discourse: Mel Bochner: Strong Language.

A few of the revelers at ​The Wind Up. Photo by Will Ragozzino/

​Exhibition Walkthrough: Other Primary Structures.

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Special Exhibition Programs

Explore lectures, panel discussions and gallery programs inspired by Museum exhibitions on view.

  • A Closer Look Gallery Talks

    A Closer Look Gallery Talks

    In-depth explorations of select works of art in the temporary exhibition galleries, led by Museum educators.

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  • Dialogue and Discourse

    Dialogue and Discourse

    Evening conversations inspired by current exhibitions exploring artistic practice, global perspectives, and cultural issues.

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  • This Is How We Do It

    This Is How We Do It

    Conversations with Jewish Museum curators on the process of developing exhibitions.

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  • Writers and Artists Respond

    Writers and Artists Respond

    Thought-provoking discussions and performances led by artists, musicians, and writers in the Museum’s galleries.

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Conversations and Screenings

A variety of daytime and evening programs featuring celebrated authors, prominent critics and scholars engaging in rigorous discussion.

  • AM at the JM

    AM at the JM

    A monthly breakfast salon for the 21st century, featuring notable arts and cultural figures at cafés around New York City.

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  • Author Talks

    Author Talks

    Readings and lectures by writers on their recently published books or works in progress.

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  • Screenings


    Selections for film screenings at the Jewish Museum are inspired by the exhibitions on view.

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  • Wish You Were Here

    Wish You Were Here

    Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, interviews the subjects of Andy Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century (1980).

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Music performances at the Jewish Museum are inspired by exhibitions on view

Upcoming Events:


Image: Vicky Chow

Performance by Vicky Chow

Thursday, April 27 | 7:30 pm

Pianist and Bang on a Can All Stars member Vicky Chow performs Tristan Perich’s Surface Image for solo piano, a monumental performance-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." 

About the Perfomer
Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as “brilliant” (The New York Times), “a monster pianist” (Time Out New York), and “new star of new music” (Los Angeles Times). She is the pianist for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Grand Band, New Music Detroit, and has collaborated with other ensembles such as the International Contemporary Ensemble. In addition to Tristan Perich’s Surface Image, recent recordings include Steve Reich’s Piano Counterpoint (Nonesuch), AORTA (New Amsterdam Records, November 2016) featuring six new works by American composers such as Rome prize winners Andy Akiho and Christopher Cerrone, and an EP of a solo piano work by Bang on a Can founder Michael Gordon titled Sonatra on Cantaloupe Music in January 2017. Starting the piano at age 5, Chow was invited to perform at the age of 9 at the International Gilmore Music Keyboard Festival. She made her orchestral debut at the age of 10 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and made her New York orchestral debut appearance at Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Symphony performing Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Chow resides in Brooklyn.  

Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can List Members

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Daniel Gorter, Photo: Eitan Tal

Brahms Between Past and Future

Thursday, May 18 | 7:30 pm

Acclaimed pianist Daniel Gortler will perform Brahms monumental Piano Sonata No.3 Op.5 in F minor, proceeded by Schubert’s Four Impromptus Op.142  and Alban Berg’s singular Piano Sonata Op. 1. Johannes Brahms, one of the world’s greatest composers, hailed from Germany. A giant of classical music in the 19th century, he remains a singular figure to this day renowned for his fluidity with harmonic language and ability to construct thematic crescendos. Brahms work was a primary source of inspiration for a new generation of composers, including Alban Berg whose music will also be included in the program.

Daniel Gortler has performed as soloist with orchestras around the world, including the Berlin Radio Symphony, the Bavarian Radio Symphony, NDR Symphony, North-West German Philharmonic, Bochum Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as the Houston, San Francisco, New World, Atlanta and San Jose Symphony Orchestras. In addition, he has also performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as well as all other orchestras in his home country of Israel. Recent highlights include his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, a debut-recital at Wigmore Hall in London and tours in South Korea, Japan, and Turkey.  In the United States, Gortler has performed recitals at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Symphony Space in New York, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 92nd Street Y, the Morgan Library, New York University, and Rockefeller University. Mr. Gortler replaced Murray Perahia on very short notice, performing the Schumann Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Valery Gergiev. Daniel Gortler has also collaborated with such esteemed conductors as Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, and Michael Tilson Thomas, among many others. He participated in a video recording of Mark Neikrug’s Through Roses, collaborating with Pinchas Zukerman.

Tickets: $24 General; $18 Students and Seniors; $14 Jewish Museum Members

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Aaa HHeavenlyyy RResttt SSchlingennn BBlängennnn

Charlemagne Palestine. Photo: Will Ragozzino/

Aaa HHeavenlyyy RResttt SSchlingennn BBlängennnn

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Charlemagne Palestine's monolithic 80 minute organ riff is a sensual, pleasure inducing drone. The crisply sparkling sonority creates a sense of drift, a foreword carrying motion propelled by colliding tones. Buoyed by slow changes that create illusions of movement, the experience of listening to Schlingen-Blangen is one of floating between parallel worlds of harmony and noise.

Schlingen-Blangen evolved out of a number of events Charlemagne held in L.A. in 1970 and ’71 that he called “Meditative Sound Environments.” In these performances Palestine would sustain a chord on an organ by inserting pieces of cardboard between the keys and letting it play all night, adjusting the stops here and there to make only slight changes. An initial chord and its timbre was chosen and then left to sing for the duration of the recording. It demands attention and gets it by pushing aside the chattering thoughts of the trivial everyday mind. This concert is held in conjunction with the exhibition Charlemagne Palestine’s Bear Mitzvah in Meshugahland.

Charlemagne Palestine Takes Fans Back to Seventies New York (The Village Voice)

*Please note that the start time of the event has changed. Doors will open at 7:30pm and the performance will begin at 8:00pm. We encourage guests to purchase tickets in advance though tickets will be available at the door with credit card only. 

Performance by Bonjour

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Accompanying the Jewish Museum’s exhibition, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, the concert will feature Bonjour, bringing together top musicians and Bang on a Can regulars, founded in 2012 by bassist and composer Florent Ghys. Chareau, originally from Bordeaux, rose to become one of Paris’s most fashionable designers of the early 20th Century. Ghys, also originally from Bordeaux, is one of New York’s most creative composer-performers of the early 21st Century. 

Combining basses, cello, guitars, percussion, and voices, Ghys creates an unusual sound world that’s equal parts groove, melody and meditation. In Ghys's words, Bonjour is comprised of musical snapshots. Performed in no particular order, each one represents a day of the week and its associated mood - with some, like "Friday 3PM," conjuring multiple emotions in a gradually building mosaic of rhythm and sound. The players' voices are alternately treated as additional melodic instruments or as dictaphones spewing nonsensical parallel quotes from a variety of literary, news, and other sources (as in "Monday Morning"). From the jazz-laced, indie-pop lilt of "Thursday Afternoon" to the woozy, off-kilter mood of "Tuesday Noon Around 12:21," the album shimmers with influences that push it beyond the safety net of "new classical" music to something altogether edgy, adventurous, and even slightly art-damaged.

Performance by Pauline Oliveros

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Accompanying Take Me (I’m Yours), the composer performs The Sound of Meditation on V-Accordion, an instrument that produces both accordion and orchestral sounds. The concert blurs the boundary between the performer and the audience by asking the listener to participate in the making of music through Deep Listening, which Pauline describes as "exploring the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature – exclusive and inclusive – of listening."

Since the 1960s Pauline Oliveros has influenced American music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual. She is the recipient of the John Cage award for 2012 from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, and serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College. She has been as interested in finding new sounds as in finding new uses for old ones—her primary instrument is the accordion, perhaps an unexpected visitor to the musical cutting edge.

Listen to "Deep Hockets" by Pauline Oliveros and the Deep Listening Band.

Watch an interview with Pauline Oliveros.

Art & Music: The Genius of the Burle Marx Family

Thursday, September 8, 2016

This lecture-in-concert explores the relationship between the landscape architecture and art of Roberto Burle Marx and the musical compositions of his brother Walter, taking as a point of departure their different childhoods and how they impacted each artist’s creative output. An internationally-acclaimed pianist and conductor, who worked with some of the most celebrated orchestras in the world and fellow Brazilian modernists including Heitor Villa-Lobos and Francisco Mignone, Walter settled in Philadelphia to teach and compose, producing an extensive output of works of various genres.

Directed by Thiago Tiberio, President of the Burle Marx Music Society, and performed by the Fourth Estate Project musicians, the concert will include a lecture by Walter’s last surviving daughter, Leonora, punctuated by selections of her father’s chamber music.


String Quartet No. 2 “To the Immortal Rejuvenating Spirit of Mozart”
Divertimento a tre for cello, oboe, and flute
Quintet for Flute and Strings “Brazil Picturesque”


Sarah Carrier, flute
Michael Dwinell, oboe
Evin Blomberg, violin
Trent Ransom, violin
Daelyn Kauffman, viola
Tyler James, cello

Listen to Walter Burle Marx: Works for Cello. 

Performance By Don Byron

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A long-time collaborator of Bang on a Can, Don Bryon is renowned for his dedication to and innovation in quintessential American traditional music genres from klezmer to blues to bluegrass to gospel to jazz.

Listen to "Credits" performed by Don Byron with Bang on a Can All-Stars.

This Program is made possible by a generous endowment from the William Petschek Family. 

Performance by Arto Lindsay

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Inspired by Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, exhibition artist Arto Lindsay performs live music echoing themes of cultural cross-pollination and experimentation, breaking down distinctions between American and Brazilian rock music, pop music, experimental music, and improvisation.

Listen to Butterflies, Molasses (2016) a soundscape created in response to the landscape designs of Burle Marx, exploring aspects of shaping, patterning, and movement.

Arto Lindsay has stood at the intersection of music and art for more than four decades. As a member of DNA, he contributed to the foundation of No Wave. As bandleader for the Ambitious Lovers he developed an intensely subversive pop music, a hybrid of American and Brazilian styles. Throughout his career, Lindsay has collaborated with both visual and musical artists, including Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Matthew Barney, Caetano Veloso and  Rirkrit Tiravanija.  

Bang on a Can: Unorthodox

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The String Quartets of Steve Reich - Featuring Mivos Quartet 

The Mivos Quartet performs the string quartets of Steve Reich. Reich is one of New York’s and the world’s most influential composers and his quartets are arguably the most important cycle of quartets since Béla Bartók. This concert includes his Holocaust-related masterpiece Different Trains, and the intensely contrapuntal Triple Quartet, and the emotional and complex WTC 9/11.

The performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Unorthodox

The Word: Spoken, Sung, and Played

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Acclaimed Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler presents a unique chamber music concert featuring Brahms's Die schöne Magelone along with other 19th- and 20th- century classics dedicated to the word. The program will also include performances by internationally renowned vocalists Lauren Flanigan and David Adam Moore.

The recital program will include:

Johannes Brahms / Ludwig Tieck 
The Fair Magelone Lieder Op. 33
Published in 1869

15 Romances for Voice and Piano
With texts from Ludwig Tieck’s novella, “The Love Story of the Fair Magelone and Count Peter of Provence”


Luciano Berio
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man from Epifanie
Composed 1960 – 1963
Originally for voice and orchestra; arranged for piano by Christopher Cooley
Text by James Joyce

Franz Schubert
Three Piano Pieces “3  Klavierstucke,” D. 946
Composed in 1828

Bang on a Can: The Power of Pictures

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Featuring Robert Black, the Hartt Bass Band and Friends

Composers who were isolated behind the Iron Curtain had to develop their own unique ways of pushing musical boundaries. Bassist and founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars Robert Black anchors a program of chamber music by experimental Soviet composers Galina Ustvolskaya, Arthur Lourie, and Sofia Gubaidulaina. A highlight of the program is a rare performance of Ustvolskaya’s relentless Composition No. 2 for piano, eight double basses, and one giant cube of wood.

This performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photos, Early Soviet Film

Bang on a Can: Repetition and Difference

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Featuring Todd Reynolds

A forerunner in the expansion of the violin beyond its classical and “wood-bound” tradition, Todd Reynolds electrifies in concert, weaving together composed and improvised segments, and making use of computer technology and digital loops to sculpt his sounds in real time, seamlessly integrating minimalist, pop, Jazz, Indian, African, Celtic and indigenous folk music into his own sonic blend. The violinist of choice for a generation of New York composers, particularly those who trace their influences to the minimalists of downtown New York, this program explores repetition and difference in music for violin and electronics by Bang on a Can co-founders Michael Gordon and David Lang, expressivist/post-minimalist Ingram Marshall, and by Todd Reynolds himself.

The performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Repetition and Difference.

This concert is made possible by a generous endowment from the William Petschek Family.

Bang on a Can: Revolution of the Eye

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Bang on a Can: Revolution of the Eye

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars

This concert highlights the relationship between music and image. The Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform an acclaimed work by clarinetist-composer Don Byron to accompany a screening of Eugene, an early television show by pioneering American comedian Ernie Kovacs. The program will also include Fade to Slide, a music and video piece from Bang on a Can’s brand new CD Field Recordings by visual artist Christian Marclay where short fragments of films are edited into a rapid succession of events that the musicians use as a structure for their performance. Plus works from the All-Stars’ core repertoire by Bang on a Can co-founders David Lang and Julia Wolfe.

The performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television.

Don Byron: Eugene with film of Ernie Kovacs

Don Byron: Basquiat

Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film

David Lang: Sunray

Julia Wolfe: Lick

Artist-Led Studio Programs

Studio programs provide the opportunity to make artwork in response to a diverse range of exhibitions, and are taught by leading contemporary artists whose studio practices share connections with work on view.

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Design Impressions

Library and study of a proposed French embassy, created for the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, designed by Pierre Chareau (French, 1883-1950) Photograph by Luc Boegly, image provided by Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Design Impressions

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Please note that this is a three session class. Ticket purchase is required and includes all three sessions on January 26, February 2, and 9.

Create sculptural and architectural models in this three-session class taught by contemporary artist Allyson Vieira and inspired by the integrated spatial and decorative forms in the exhibition Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design. Following in-depth study of the exhibition, learn to construct ideal geometric forms and combine them with recycled materials while realizing an interior space designed around your unique perspective and personality.

Allyson Vieira lives and works in New York. She received a BFA in studio art from The Cooper Union and an MFA in sculpture from Bard College. Vieira's work has been presented internationally, including a museum solo show, The Plural Present at Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland (2013), which traveled to Swiss Institute in New York (2013-2014). Her work has also been exhibited at the Contemporary Greek Art Institute in Athens (2016), and in several major gallery presentations including solo exhibitions at Mendes Wood DM in São Paulo (2015) and Laurel Gitlen in New York (2013, 2010). In 2017 her work will be shown at Company and Klaus von Nichtssagend in New York and Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto.

Art for Sharing

Golnar Adili, Installing Wallpaper, 2013. Courtesy of the artist. 

Art for Sharing

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Inspired by concepts of generosity, metaphor, and communication found in the exhibition Take Me (I’m Yours), and taught by Golnar Adili, this workshop invites participants to create artworks in multiples that can be given away during the holiday season. Learn a variety of techniques for printmaking, stenciling, and gold leafing while constructing dimensional cards and other works on paper.

Golnar Adili is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and holds a Master's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan. Adili has been an artist in residence at the Rockefeller Foundation for the Arts, Smack Mellon, the MacDowell Colony, Lower East Side Printshop, and Women’s Studio Workshop. She received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Puffin Foundation Grant, and the Urban Artist Initiative grant. Adili’s work has been shown at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in LA, Cue Art Foundation, International Print Center in NY, Brooklyn Arts Council, the Lower East Side Printshop, and the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn.

Fluid Observations and Figure Painting

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Led by Tryn Collins, this painting workshop invites participants to compose lush images on canvas inspired by observations drawn from life, the figure, and the exhibition John Singer Sargent's Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children.

Please note that this is a three session class. Ticket purchase is required and includes all three sessions on October 13, 20, and 27.

Tryn Collins lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and received an MFA from Hunter College and a BA from Brown University. She is a member of the Brooklyn-based artists collective Underdonk, and has served as artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild and the Shandaken Project. In 2015 Collins had a solo show at Tyler Wood Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and was featured in The East Bay Monthly, California.

Nice Handles for Such an Old Vase: Drawing Antiquities

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Timothy Hull guides a monthly gallery drawing series, in which participants develop skills and explore composition and storytelling through an examination of historical objects in the Jewish Museum’s collection.

Please note that this is a three session class. Ticket purchase is required and includes all three sessions on September 18, October 16, and November 20.

Timothy Hull received an MFA at Parsons School of Design, New York, and a BA at New York University, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include: For Ammonis Who Died at 29 in 610 at ASHES/ASHES, Los Angeles, Painting in the Imperfect Tense, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, and Pastiche Cicero, Fitzroy Gallery, New York. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Mitchell-Innes and Nash, The Hole, FRAC Lorraine, Tate Modern, the Morris Museum of Art, and the Nomas Foundation. His work has been featured and reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, Interview Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Playful Landscape

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Explore key concepts that guided the work of landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx in this class taught by artist Mark Joshua Epstein. Following an in-depth walkthrough and discussion of the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, participants will practice the art of finding abstraction in nature, investigating the relationship between topography and composition in order to create textural and layered abstract paintings that use the world around us as inspiration.

Mark Joshua Epstein (b.1979) is a visual artist and educator based in New York. Epstein's work has been shown in recent solo exhibitions at Biquini Wax, Mexico City, and Brian Morris Gallery, New York City. This summer he has work in group shows in Brooklyn, Philadlephia and Baltimore. Epstein has participated in residency programs including the Millay Colony, the Macdowell Colony and the Saltonstall Foundation. Epstein is a museum educator at MoMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Jewish Museum, and an adjunct professor at American University.

Photo Transformations

Carey Denniston, Untitled/Process Documentation, 2015 

Photo Transformations

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Explore a range of avant-garde aesthetics and photographic techniques inspired by the exhibition The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film in this three-session workshop taught by contemporary artist Carey Denniston. Working in the Museum’s art studio and makeshift darkroom, class participants will recapture the experimental mode of early Soviet photographers by using an array of image-making processes – such as photogram, cyanotype, and photomontage – to create their own poster, zine, or collage. Graphic and spatial reconstructions of photographs will activate image and message, and may incorporate techniques of surprise, humor, and even propaganda. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have created a modern work of visual subversion.

Carey Denniston has explored photographic processes for twenty years, ‘making strange’ the relationship of two and three dimensional spaces with sculpture, film, and photography. Based in Brooklyn, Denniston studied at the International Center of Photography, and received an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College. She has exhibited in New York and Los Angeles, and is represented by KANSAS (New York). She has attended artist residencies including Shandaken Project at Storm King (New Windsor, New York), Coast Time (Lincoln City, Oregon), and École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (Arles, France).

Painting the Peculiar

Jacqueline Cedar, But rather merry-go-round, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 78 in x 72 in

Painting the Peculiar

Monday, November 9, 2015

Discover painting techniques and processes that explore your personal history and cultural inspirations in this three-session workshop, led by contemporary artist Jaqueline Cedar and inspired by the wild array of representational painting styles on view in the exhibition Unorthodox.

Jaqueline Cedar holds an MFA in Painting from Columbia University and a BA in Art from University of California, Los Angeles. Cedar's work addresses such issues as self-awareness, control, and immobility, staging a potential but arrested movement toward knowledge or engagement. By arranging figures as armatures for hanging line and color, her paintings construct scenarios in which subjects behave both as backdrops and participants, observers and actors. Selected exhibitions of Jaqueline’s work include 106 Green, Fredericks & Freiser, and Dutton in New York, and Wharton + Espinosa in LA. She has also been featured in The Huffington Post and New American Paintings. She has also been featured in The Huffington Post and New American Paintings. Her work is included in the current Next Wave exhibition at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 

Making Multiples

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Every time an action is doubled, its meaning changes.
Two means identical, reinforcing the meaning
one is unique
two are identical
three makes a series
-Jo Baer

Following in-depth exploration of the exhibition Repetition and Difference, contemporary artist Chris Domenick leads a two-session workshop in which participants will explore iterative studio processes and printmaking techniques in the Museum’s art studio. Class participants will learn about concepts associated with making multiples, and how they differ from singular objects. Discussion will encompass ideas of value, accessibility, identity, and technology.

Using linoleum and woodcutting techniques, participants will create a unique image designed to print multiple times.  Difference will be determined by color, treatment, and technical variations on each print.  At the end of the second class, each participant will go home with a portfolio of prints.

Abstraction for Adults

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Journey from figuration to abstraction through a sequence of drawing, collage, stenciling, and painting in this afternoon studio workshop taught by contemporary artist Yevgeniya Baras. Following a guided tour and discussion of the exhibition From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945 – 1952, discover your own method of abstraction to create a painting inspired by the innovative techniques in the work of Krasner and Lewis. 

Based in Brooklyn, Yevgeniya Baras has taught university-level art classes for the past eight years, and holds BA and MS degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited her work in several New York City galleries and internationally, including exhibitions in Jerusalem. She was named a 2014 recipient of the Rema Hortmann Foundation’s Emerging Artist Prize. Baras was also recently profiled in Art in America for her curatorial work, and is co-founder of Regina Rex Gallery, located in lower Manhattan. 

Read an interview with artist Yevgeniya Baras on our blog.

The Wind Up

The Museum’s after-hours series of events featuring art, music, performance, and gallery tours

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Weirdo Night with Dynasty Handbag

Flyer artwork by Dynasty Handbag

Weirdo Night with Dynasty Handbag

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Join us for a night of experimental comedic performance by host Dynasty Handbag and special guests Jaimie Warren and Morgan Bassichis. Dance along to music videos during Dance-Y-Oke, get creative at a make-your-own t-shirt station, enjoy an open beer & wine bar, and explore the exhibitions Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History and Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, with extended gallery hours.

Read an interview with Jibz Cameron (aka Dynasty Handbag) on our blog.   

About the Performers
Jibz Cameron/Dynasty Handbag is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been presented at international dives both great and small. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has produced numerous video works and two albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag, she has also been seen acting in work by various avant-garde theater groups and in many comedic web series that remain unpopular. She also works as a professor and lecturer of performance and comedy related subjects at Cal-Arts, among others. Jibz recently moved from New York to Los Angeles and is in development with Electric Dynamite on a television series about a performance artist that moves from New York to Los Angeles.

Jaimie Warren is a New York City-based photographer and performance artist, and co-creator of the community-engaged traveling collective Whoop Dee Doo. Warren has performed in venues including Showroom Mama (Rotterdam, NL), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), Material Fair (Mexico City), The Hole (New York, NY), Getsumin (Osaka, JP), and Extrapool (Nijmegen, NL). Warren exhibits at New York City galleries the Hole, Higher Pictures and American Medium. She is a current artist in residence at the Abrons Arts Center and a 2015 fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the recipient of the 2014 Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer, and she is a new, featured artist in ART21's documentary series New York Close Up.
Morgan Bassichis lives in New York and performs comedic stories that have been described as "out there" (by Morgan's mother) and "super intense" (by Morgan). Morgan has performed at PARTICIPANT INC, Poetry Project, New Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, in the 2015 Greater New York exhibition at MoMA PS1, and at multiple Bar Mitzvahs.

Comedy Night

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Our after-hours series The Wind Up returns with a special Comedy Night hosted by Josh Gondelman, writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and celebrates the release of his new album, Physical Whisper.

The lineup features sets by comedians Josh Gondelman, Ted Alexandro, Sean Patton, Michelle Wolf, and 2 Dope Queens (Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams), and a performance by musical guest Anya Marina.

Ticket purchase includes an open bar with beer, wine, and snacks, plus a tour of Unorthodox at 8 pm and open galleries for Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History.

The Power of Pictures

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Experience the radical film and photography on view in The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film. Join us for an evening of music and art, featuring a live performance by the raucous dance band Romashka, fronted by Lithuanian-American singer Inna Barmash, and a set by DJ Spinach, known for his unique mixture of world music sounds. 

The night features an open beer and wine bar, and exhibition tours of The Power of Pictures at 8:30 and 9:30 pm.

Programming and marketing support is provided by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Revolution of the Eye

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Celebrate the visual power and cultural impact of American television and modern art explored in the exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television. Join us for a night of live performance and art-making, with a set by DJ Louie XIV, a headlining performance by pop-rock band Mainland, and screen printing inspired by Op Art.

The Wind Up will feature an open beer and wine bar. 

Beauty Is Power

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Experience the bold redefinition of beauty on display in Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power. Join us for an evening of music and art, featuring a live set by garage-pop band Beverly, fronted by the brilliant female vocalist and guitarist Drew Citron, and an opening DJ set by Le Chev. Rubinstein’s iconic style will be celebrated through numerous art activities including statement jewelry making, nail art, and a photo booth for capturing one-of-a-kind portraits.

The evening will also feature an open beer and wine bar, and exhibition tours of Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power at 8:15 and 9:15 pm.

From the Margins

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Wind Up returns this fall to celebrate the painterly innovation on view in From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945 – 1952. Join us for an evening of music and art, featuring a live set by rapper, performance artist, and poet Mykki Blanco; a DJ set by emerging artist and music producer P. Morris; spin art T-shirt making; an abstract painting station; and exhibition tours. The event also includes an open beer and wine bar.


Channel One

Exhibitions & Artist Interviews

Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History at the Jewish Museum of New York is the first museum exhibition to focus on the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur.
Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History at the Jewish Museum of New York is the first museum exhibition to focus on the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur.
Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History at the Jewish Museum of New York is the first museum exhibition to focus on the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur.
Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History at the Jewish Museum of New York is the first museum exhibition to focus on the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur.

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Talks & Performances

An unusual evening of discussion between Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs, and "Dr. Sigmund Freud", represented by Michael Roth, as part of our Wish You Were Here series of interviews with the subjects of Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century.
An unusual evening of discussion between Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and “Gertrude Stein,” portrayed by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, as part of our Wish You Were Here series of interviews with the subjects of Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century.
An unusual evening of discussion between Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and “Sarah Bernhardt,” portrayed by Carol Ockman, as part of our Wish You Were Here series of interviews with the subjects of Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century.
An unusual evening of discussion between Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and “Groucho Marx,” portrayed by writer and performer Noah Diamond as part of our series of interviews with the subjects of Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century.
An unusual evening of discussion between Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and “Martin Buber,” portrayed by Sarah Scott, held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Buber's death.
An unusual evening of discussion between Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and "Albert Einstein" portrayed by theoretical physicist Sylvester James Gates, Jr.