Release Date: December 23, 2019
Claudia Gould, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director, The Jewish Museum, announced today that Abigail Rapoport will become the Jewish Museum’s Curator of Judaica, beginning her new role on January 21, 2020.Read More
Release Date: December 12, 2019
Continuing its popular tradition, The Jewish Museum will be open on Wednesday, December 25 from 11 am to 5 pm. For those looking for something special to do on Christmas, the Jewish Museum offers a fun-filled way to spend an enjoyable day during the holiday season and Hanukkah.Read More
Release Date: November 6, 2019
The Jewish Museum offers many ways to mark the holiday of Hanukkah, which begins at sundown on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Highlights include a display of the Museum’s renowned collection of Hanukkah lamps; special family programs, including the annual Hanukkah Family Day; and unique menorahs, dreidels, and gift items available for sale in the Jewish Museum Shop.Read More
Release Date: July 31, 2019
Come to the Jewish Museum every Thursday in August to toast the influential singer/songwriter on the occasion of the exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything. Enjoy cocktails in the Jewish Museum lobby or head downstairs to Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum to dine on food from the Appetizing Counter.Read More
Release Date: July 18, 2019
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.Read More
Release Date: May 30, 2019
Now celebrating its 41st year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception. Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 110th Street while visiting eight of New York City’s finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening. The Museum Mile Festival’s opening ceremony takes place at 5:45 pm at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street. Traditionally, the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and other city and state dignitaries open the Festival.Read More
Release Date: February 26, 2019
The Jewish Museum held its 33rd Annual Purim Ball at the Park Avenue Armory on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, honoring Robert and Tracey Pruzan and The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation. The Museum’s annual fundraising gala gathered over 1,000 notable members of New York’s corporate, social, and art and cultural communities for a festive dinner and lively after party in celebration of Purim. This year’s Purim Ball raised a record $3 million in support of the Museum.Read More
Release Date: October 16, 2018
The Jewish Museum and The New York Public Library (NYPL) have jointly acquired the complete series of 57 gouaches on paper created by designer, author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman for the 2005 edition of The Elements of Style.Read More
Release Date: August 1, 2018
The Jewish Museum announced today that it has received a major gift from The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation, established in 1996 by Annalee Newman, the artist's widow. The gift includes artworks from Barnett and Annalee Newman’s personal collection and works created by artists who were recipients of the Barnett and Annalee Newman Award. The gift also includes $10 million, for the endowment of the Museum’s first curatorial position dedicated to contemporary art; for the care and exhibition of the collection; and a promised gift for future institutional use.Read More
Release Date: February 26, 2018
The Jewish Museum’s 32nd Annual Purim Ball, held at The Pierre in Manhattan on Monday, February 26, 2018, honors Evan G. Greenberg, Chairman & CEO, Chubb, and artist Alex Israel.Read More
Release Date: January 17, 2018
For the first time in 25 years, the Jewish Museum has organized a major new exhibition of its unparalleled collection. Scenes from the Collection transforms the entire third floor with nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art, many of which are on view for the first time at the Museum. Art and Jewish objects are shown together, affirming universal values that are shared among people of all faiths and backgrounds.Read More
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