The Press Room

Welcome to the Jewish Museum’s online Press Room, designed for use by the working press. Members of the media may view and download information on current and upcoming exhibitions and programs, access the press release archive, and request high-resolution images for publication. We look forward to working with you and thank you for your interest in the Jewish Museum.

Press Releases

News

Claudia Gould to Step Down in June 2023 Following Transformative 11-Year Tenure

Release Date: September 30, 2022

New York, NY, September 30, 2022 –The Jewish Museum announced today that Claudia Gould, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director, will step down when her contract expires in June 2023 and will continue in her role as Director until her departure. Ms. Gould has been recognized throughout her career for her interdisciplinary approach to exhibitions and public programming. At the Jewish Museum, Ms. Gould spearheaded an integrated program to express the values of the Museum’s mission in contemporary and relevant ways.

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News

The Jewish Museum Appoints Liz Munsell As The Barnett & Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art

Release Date: June 15, 2022

New York, NY, June 15, 2022—The Jewish Museum announced today that Liz Munsell will become the Jewish Museum’s Barnett & Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art. Ms. Munsell is currently the Lorraine and Alan Bressler Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She will begin her new role at the Jewish Museum on August 8, 2022.

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Exhibitions

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Jewish Museum, New York, Announce New Judaica Initiative

Release Date: June 8, 2022

Houston, TX and New York, NY – June 8, 2022 --The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Jewish Museum, New York today announced a partnership to establish an ongoing presence for Judaica at the MFAH: In July 2022, the MFAH will open the exhibition Beauty and Ritual: Judaica from The Jewish Museum, New York, the first step in the ongoing partnership, which will bring exceptional objects from the Jewish Museum to Houston over a period of years. In early 2023, ongoing presentations centered on objects on loan from the Jewish Museum will begin when The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Gallery for Judaica opens at the MFAH. The Herzstein Gallery is a centerpiece of the World Faiths Initiative at the MFAH, a program of interfaith projects based on the museum’s collections and exhibitions and funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc.

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News

36th Annual Purim Ball Raises $2.7 Million for the Jewish Museum

Release Date: April 8, 2022

New York, NY, April 8, 2022— The Jewish Museum held its 36th Annual Purim Ball at the Park Avenue Armory on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Over 1,000 distinguished guests were in attendance for the festive dinner and the After Party that was hosted by the Jewish Museum’s Young Patrons group. This year’s Purim Ball raised $2.7 million in support of the Museum.

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News

The Jewish Museum Receives a Grant Supporting Arts Programming for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Release Date: March 17, 2022

New York, NY, March 16, 2022— The Jewish Museum has been awarded a grant of $150,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a wide range of arts programs, virtual and in-person, serving people with memory loss throughout the five boroughs of New York City, and beyond.

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News

The Jewish Museum Launches New Digital Guide to Enrich Both Onsite and Offsite Visits

Release Date: February 28, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022—The Jewish Museum has launched a new, digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Bloomberg Connects app, available for download from Google Play or the App Store, makes the Jewish Museum accessible for either onsite or offsite visits through photo, audio, and video features offering insights into the Museum’s exhibitions, programs, and collection.

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Exhibitions

Celebrate Hanukkah with the Jewish Museum, In Person or Virtually

Release Date: November 1, 2021

New York, NY, November 1, 2021 – Celebrate Hanukkah with the Jewish Museum! Highlights include an exhibition of the Museum’s renowned collection of Hanukkah lamps; special family programs, including an in-person Hanukkah hunt; and unique menorahs, dreidels, and gift items available for sale in the Jewish Museum Shop. Hanukkah begins on the evening of Sunday, November 28, and runs through Monday, December 6. Plan for a safe and enjoyable visit—purchase timed tickets and review visitor protocols of the museum, including proof of vaccination requirements here

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News

The Jewish Museum Statement Regarding Anti-Semitic Attack on the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Release Date: January 8, 2021

The Jewish Museum condemns the acts of hate and violence committed when a mob stormed and desecrated the U.S. Capitol; this intolerable event continues to reverberate. We are horrified by the anti-Semitic attack on the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and stand in solidarity with our peers.  

As an art museum rooted in Jewish culture and identity, the Jewish Museum strives to unify people of all faiths and backgrounds. We continue to fight bigotry and anti-Semitism. 

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News

Celebrate Hanukkah with the Jewish Museum, In Person or Virtually

Release Date: November 20, 2020

New York, NY, November 19, 2020 –The Jewish Museum offers many ways to mark the holiday of Hanukkah, which begins at sundown on Thursday, December 10, 2020, and ends on the evening of Friday, December 18, 2020.  Highlights include the Museum’s renowned collection of Hanukkah lamps; special family programs, including the Virtual Hanukkah Family Day; and unique menorahs, dreidels, and gift items available for sale in the Jewish Museum Shop. Visitors can explore the Jewish Museum’s offerings online or in person--admission is free through December 2020 with a reserved timed ticket

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News

The Jewish Museum to Reopen to Members on September 24, and to the Public on October 1

Release Date: September 16, 2020

Following over six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jewish Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, October 1, 2020,  preceded by five preview days for its Members on September 24, 25, 26, 29, and 30, 2020, from 11am to 4pm. All visitors will enjoy free admission through December 31, 2020, and be able to see the new exhibition (originally scheduled to open in March) We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, as well as Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone and Scenes from the Collection.

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News

Virtual Museum Mile Festival Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 9 AM to 9 PM

Release Date: May 28, 2020

Eight New York City museums are joining together to create the first ever day-long virtual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 9 am to 9 pm. Throughout the day, each museum will host live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for families streamed across their respective websites and social media platforms. Culture enthusiasts from around the world will now be able to join New Yorkers, during this unprecedented moment, and enjoy the festival.

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Photography and Filming Policy

Members of the media may photograph or film within approved areas of the Jewish Museum for the purpose of news coverage. Photo and video shoots must be approved by the Communications Department and arranged at least 48 hours in advance. All organized photo or film shoots inside the Museum require an escort by a member of the Communications staff. Please contact us for more information or to discuss scheduling a shoot.

Contact Us

E-mail pressoffice@thejm.org to join the Jewish Museum press list. Please note: This list is for working press only. If you are already on our press list, you may email us with any changes to your contact information.

Press requests for information, images, interview opportunities, and photo/video shoot appointments can be directed to the Communications Department:

  • Anne Scher

    Senior Director of Strategic Communications

    Daniela Stigh

    Director of Marketing Communications

  • Contact Information:

    212.423.3271 212.423.3232
  • Mailing Address:

    Communications Department
    The Jewish Museum
    1109 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10128