Verbal Description Tour at Home

Virtual Teleconference Tour


Painting of a pale and delicately featured woman in gold silk which she pulls around her chest. She is shown seated, in 3/4 view. The background is a dark and moody brown with visible brushstrokes.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
2 – 3:30 pm EDT
Zoom, Virtual Program

Visitors who are blind or have low vision are invited to join us for a descriptive teleconference tour exploring the exhibition The Sassoons.

All Access Programs are free of charge and require advance reservation. Please contact or 212.423.3289 for more information or to register. 

This program is presented with captioning through Zoom. The Jewish Museum is committed to making its virtual programs accessible to all. Please let us know if you need any additional accommodations, including live CART interpretation or ASL interpretation.

About the Exhibition:

The exhibition highlights the Sassoon family’s pioneering role in trade, art collecting, architectural patronage, and civic engagement from the early 19th century through World War II. Highlights include lavishly decorated Hebrew manuscripts from as early as the 12th century; Chinese art and ivory carvings; rare Jewish ceremonial art; Western masterpieces including paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and magnificent portraits by John Singer Sargent of various Sassoon family members. The Sassoons explores themes such as discrimination, diaspora, colonialism, global trade, and war that not only shaped the history of the family but continue to define our world today. 

John Singer Sargent. Sybil, Countess of Rocksavage, 1913. Oil on canvas; 33 7/8 x 26 in. (86 x 66 cm). Courtesy Houghton Hall Collection, used by permission. Image courtesy Bridgeman Images