Introducing Mobile Tours at the Jewish Museum Read More
A new way of exploring the Jewish Museum with artists Maira Kalman, Isaac Mizrahi, Arlene Shechet, Kehinde Wiley, and more.https://medium.com/media/fd2fd92479314306404976c87aa0a4c4/href
The Jewish Museum has launched new audio tours that will illuminate works of art from the Museum’s collection, highlight a range of perspectives, and provide an engaging experience for visitors of all backgrounds. Tours feature the voices of contemporary artists Maira Kalman, Isaac Mizrahi, Arlene Shechet, and Kehinde Wiley; curators and rabbis discussing Jewish traditions and rituals through ceremonial objects; students talking about art; verbal descriptions for visitors who are blind or have low vision; and a podcast-style conversation between artists Ross Bleckner and Deborah Kass discussing their work in the context of Jewish identity and LGBTQ+ history.
Available on Tours.TheJewishMuseum.org, the new web app is accessible on any device, for both on-site and off-site use. The new tours include:
A series of audio tours led by contemporary artists, performers, writers, and designers. In addition to speaking about their own work and process, artists select a number of works in the Jewish Museum collection that inspire them, including personal reflections and memories sparked by objects on view.https://medium.com/media/30f6fc9715d0e2105bc216f910e3ef4f/href
Discover Jewish traditions and rituals through ceremonial objects from the Museum’s collection. Led by Senior Curator Emerita Susan Braunstein, the tour features commentary from rabbis, artists, historians, and educators. On the tour, visitors will hear about Hanukkah lamps from eighth-generation Rabbi Irwin Kula; a discussion of Shofarot with Braunstein and Rabbi Darcie Crystal; as well as Museum docent Rachel Ringler, who sings a Shabbat blessing in a stop focusing on spice containers.https://medium.com/media/3ab67c38ca9b964e44506c4888d6673e/href
Designed for kids aged 6 & up, families can listen to lively conversations with 5th and 6th grade students, surprising stories, and insightful reflections about art, artifacts, and Judaica in the Museum’s collection.https://medium.com/media/d91ad80172fdbf2913209a33b51fa816/href
Designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision, this tour uses vivid descriptive language and encourages a close examination of images and forms, while also providing background information on the objects and on the artists who made them.https://medium.com/media/d2a9d77d46097e72e23f9e86e918a256/href
The Jewish Museum developed the new Mobile Tour platform in collaboration with digital agency Code and Theory. Audio content was produced by Acoustiguide. The initiative was supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.