Gallery Talk

Points of Entry


Friday, March 15, 2019
2 – 3 pm
Exhibition Galleries

Join us for a weekly series of in-depth explorations of select works of art on view in Scenes from the Collection, the Museum’s rotating collection exhibition featuring nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art—many of which are on view for the first time.

Why do people move from one country to another, and what do they bring with them or leave behind? Through close looking and discussion of contemporary artworks such as Claire Fontaine’s Untitled (Tears) (2013) and Arlene Shechet’s Travel Light (2017), alongside 19th century Judaica, reflect on the personal and communal experience of immigration and make connections between historical movements and contemporary issues in this tour led by Jenna Weiss, Manager of Public Programs.

This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival.

Included with Museum Admission; RSVP Recommended

Installation view of Scenes from the Collection. The Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by: Kris Graves