Credit: Photo: Katherine Finkelstein
Release Date: May 6, 2020
Stay Connected in May with the Jewish Museum
New York, NY, May 6, 2020 - While the Jewish Museum is temporarily closed to the public, we hope you will explore our virtual offerings, which include a new video of a talk featuring artists Rachel Feinstein and Lisa Yuskavage and filmmaker Tamara Jenkins; an Instagram Live series of discussions with artists Beatriz Milhazes, Andrea Bowers, and Laurie Simmons; and a selection of films from the New York Jewish Film Festival available to stream at home. See below for these and other offerings from the Jewish Museum!
Once Upon a Time: Narrative in Art
A Conversation with Artist Rachel Feinstein and Lisa Yuskavage, Filmmaker Tamara Jenkins, and Jewish Museum Curator Kelly Taxter Now Available
Kelly Taxter, the Jewish Museum’s Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art, hosted a discussion with artists Rachel Feinstein and Lisa Yuskavage and filmmaker Tamara Jenkins, who all contributed to the catalogue for the exhibition Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone. Their conversation was held on the evening of Thursday, March 12, 2020, without an audience, shortly before New York City directed residents to quarantine due to COVID-19. Video of the conversation is available here.
L'Chaim! The Jewish Museum’s Conversation Series with Artists on Instagram Live
The Jewish Museum invites you to L’Chaim!, a conversation series on Instagram Live with Kelly Taxter, Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art, and artists who have exhibited at the Jewish Museum. Watch Taxter in conversation with Beatriz Milhazes (May 7), Andrea Bowers (May 14), and Laurie Simmons ( May 21), on the Jewish Museum’s Instagram @thejewishmuseum at 5:00 pm EDT. Click here for more information.
Stream Favorites from the New York Jewish Film Festival
For nearly 30 years, the Jewish Museum has partnered with Film at Lincoln Center to present the annual New York Jewish Film Festival — films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. Over the new few weeks, we’re presenting our selection of films from past festivals streaming online. Click here for Part 1.
Maira Kalman as Alice B. Toklas
In a newly recorded interview with her son Alex Kalman, artist Maira Kalman portrays writer Alice B. Toklas speaking about her daily activities, many of which seem more familiar to us these days, including taking frequent naps. Click here to hear the interview.
Remembering Dr. Vivian B. Mann, Curator Emerita
Susan Braunstein, the Jewish Museum’s Senior Curator Emeritus, reflects on Dr. Vivian B. Mann’s vibrant legacy on the one year anniversary of her passing. Click here to read.
Explore the Artists and Artisan-Made Products from the Jewish Museum Shop
In our new series Greater Goods, explore the artists and artisan-made products that set the Jewish Museum Shop apart.
Free Virtual Family Performance with The Paper Bag Players
May 17, 11am to 12pm on Zoom
The Paper Bag Players at Home with the JM will feature several members of the Bags sharing songs and stories, and using props which may be found in their homes. During the program families will be invited to create with The Paper Bag Players using materials such as cardboard, paper bags (of course), and more. Click here for more information.
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