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The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
212.423.3200

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Who We Are

Welcome to the Jewish Museum, a museum in New York City at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Whether you visit our home in the elegant Warburg mansion on Museum Mile, or engage with us online, there is something for everyone. Through our exhibitions, programs, and collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media, visitors can journey through 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture from around the world.


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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 and distinguished exhibitions. Learn More

History

The Jewish Museum was founded in 1904 in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where it was housed for more than four decades. Located along New York's Museum Mile, this elegant former residence has been the home of the Museum since 1947. Learn More

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The Jewish Museum Remembers Maurice Berger (1957–2020) Read More

The Jewish Museum Remembers Maurice Berger (1956–2020)

Maurice Berger at the opening of Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television at the Jewish Museum, 2015. Photo: Will Ragazzino

The Jewish Museum is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of writer, curator, and historian Maurice Berger, who has died at the age of 63.

While serving as Research Professor and Chief Curator at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Berger curated Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television at the Jewish Museum in 2015. The acclaimed traveling exhibition explored how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years.

Berger was also Consulting Curator for the Jewish Museum’s 2008 exhibition Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940–1976. His timeline, included in the exhibition and accompanying publication, mapped key art and visual culture moments that defined the legacy of Abstract Expressionism, and examined the contributions of Jewish, African-American, women, and gay artists in post-war art.

In addition to his work revitalizing the Jewish Museum’s National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting, the largest and most comprehensive body of broadcast materials on 20th-century Jewish culture in the United States, Berger also contributed several essays for Jewish Museum catalogues, including Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities (1996); Masterworks of The Jewish Museum (2004); Modigliani: Beyond the Myth (2004); The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats (2011); The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936–1951 (2011), and most recently for the forthcoming exhibition Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine.

For more than 25 years, Berger was a valued colleague and friend of the Museum who passionately demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship and intellectual integrity. His work on race relations, American and Jewish culture, and his belief in making exhibitions and the written word meaningful and accessible for everyone, inspired, challenged, and encouraged so many in the curatorial profession — and beyond.

Berger’s writing was a strong reflection of his thinking and ethics. A frequent contributor to Jewish Museum publications, he used language to convey his compassion for people of all backgrounds and experiences, particularly workers, the poor, people of color, ethnic minorities, women, gay men, and lesbians. Driven more by questions than formulaic answers, he writes in the Masterworks of The Jewish Museum catalogue:

“Who owns history? Who does history serve and for whom is it written? Who has been left out of history and whose voices should be heard?”

Today we have lost him in our lives — a small consolation is that he will live on in the important and powerful work he accomplished.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story cited Berger died of complications related to COVID-19. As reported by the New York Times on March 26, 2020, Berger exhibited severe symptoms, but was not tested for the virus.

Read our 2015 interview with Maurice Berger on the occasion of his exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television.


The Jewish Museum Remembers Maurice Berger (1957–2020) was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

The Jewish Museum from Home: A Virtual Author Talk and Russ & Daughters Delivery Read More

While the Jewish Museum is temporarily closed, we invite you to stay connected from home. Here is what’s happening this week.

Virtual Author Talk
Unpack­ing the Book: Life — A Work in Progress

This Thursday, March 27 at 7 pm, Unpack­ing the Book, co-pre­sen­t­ed with Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and Tablet Magazine, is mov­ing online! Join us on Zoom for con­ver­sa­tion with authors Josh Gondel­man and Rebec­ca Din­er­stein Knight, togeth­er with Tablet​​’s Stephanie Butnick, as they dis­cuss the fun­ny, the unnerving, and the often quite seri­ous busi­ness of being human today, and how they explore the sub­ject in their writing.

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Explore the Jewish Museum Online Collection

The Jewish Museum’s unparalleled collection spans 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture through nearly 30,000 works of art, Judaica, and antiquities from around the world. Explore your favorite works and make new discoveries.

Order Russ & Daughters Delivery

As one of the allowed essential services in New York City, Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum will continue to serve the community as a food provider, through same-day Manhattan delivery online, Monday through Friday, 9 am — 4 pm.

Nationwide shipping and gift cards are also available.

Alex and Maira Kalman Audio Tour

As you nosh on Russ & Daughters delivery, imagine you are dining in the restaurant with Alex and Maira Kalman with this playful audio track about Maira Kalman’s mural In this Life, There Was Very Much, commissioned for Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum. This assemblage of 120 vignettes and small scenes reflects the artist’s appreciation of good food, shared human pleasure, and her sense that Russ & Daughters represents a New York City infused with character, yearning, and humor.

Explore more audio tours at Tours.TheJewishMuseum.org on any device, with accompanying transcripts.

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The Jewish Museum’s Mobile Tours are supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.


The Jewish Museum from Home: A Virtual Author Talk and Russ & Daughters Delivery was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Explore the Jewish Museum from Home Read More

While the Jewish Museum is temporarily closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our visitors and the wider community, we invite you to stay connected with us online.

Listen to Artists & Curators with Mobile Tours

Engage with our collection through the voices of artists and curators online from anywhere in the world with Mobile Tours, available on any device at Tours.TheJewishMuseum.org. Hear from artists Alex and Maira Kalman, Issac Mizrahi, Arlene Shechet, Kehinde Wiley, and more.

Watch an Interview with Artist Rachel Feinstein

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Go on a virtual visit through the exhibition Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone in our video interview with the artist as she reflects on twenty-five years of sculpture, painting, and video in her survey exhibition.

Re-Live Talks & Performances

Watch programs from our video archive on YouTube, including artist Rachel Feinstein’s recent lecture, a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art, and a panel discussion exploring George Segal’s use of biblical allegory.

Kids & Families Audio Tour

Designed for kids aged 6 & up, the Kids & Family Tour features lively conversations with 5th and 6th grade students, surprising stories, and behind-the-scenes secrets about art, artifacts, and Judaica.

Verbal Description Tours & ASL Videos

Verbal Description Tours
This tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision features vivid descriptive language and encourages close examination of images and forms.

ASL Video Tours
Watch Poet Douglas Ridloff and Museum Educator Alexandria Wailes respond to works from the Jewish Museum Collection in American Sign Language.

Want more? Follow us on social media and get the latest updates from the Jewish Museum through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The Jewish Museum’s Mobile Tours are supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.


Explore the Jewish Museum from Home was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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