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Talks, Performances & Workshops

Thought-provoking gallery talks bring our exhibitions into sharper focus. Incisive discussions with artists, scholars, and curators engage with contemporary theory and culture. Through exhibition-inspired performances, concerts, and artist-led workshops, visitors experience art as it happens.

Installation view of Chagall: Love, War and Exile. Artwork © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: David Andrako.

Bang on a Can. Photo: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com.

​Dialogues and Discourse: Mel Bochner: Strong Language.

​Exhibition Walkthrough: Other Primary Structures.

In Response: Yujin Lee and Nicole Maloof, The Story, 2015.

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Talks and Screenings

A variety of daytime and evening programs featuring celebrated authors, prominent critics and scholars engaging in rigorous discussion.

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    Gallery Programs

    In-depth explorations of select works of art in the exhibition galleries, led by artist, curators, and educators.

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  • Lectures & Conversations

    Lectures & Conversations

    Evening conversations inspired by current exhibitions exploring artistic practice, global perspectives, and cultural issues.

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  • Author Talks

    Author Talks

    Readings and lectures by writers on their recently published books or works in progress.

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  • Screenings

    Screenings

    Film screenings inspired by the exhibitions on view.

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Performances

Live music and performances inspired by the exhibitions on view

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Performance

Chella Man, Autonomy (in process), 2024. Courtesy of the artist 

Autonomy

Thursday, May 2 | 7:00 pm

Chella Man explores the continuum of art, disability, gender, and race by adapting and navigating their body as a mutable canvas for profound self-expression. This program is presented in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Overflow, Afterglow: New Work in Chromatic Figuration.

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Photos from Past Performances:

In Response, Peter Labier.

In Response, Ivan Forde, "1000 Elements," 2017.

In Response, Tracy Molis.

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Concert

Photo of Bang on a Can All-Stars by Peter Serling

Concert

Thursday, February 15, 2024

This program is now at capacity. A limited number of standby tickets may be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email info@thejm.org.

Bang on a Can All-Stars play a program including Philip Glass' iconic late 1960s works Music in 5ths and Two Pages, music that reflects the time and ideals of Pop Art presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!

Photo: Matthew Carasella Photography

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Join the Jewish Museum and our Museum Mile neighbors for the 45th Annual Museum Mile Festival. Enjoy free admission to participating institutions throughout the event, along with musical performances and activities for families and adults.

Co-presented with Bang on a Can

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Sara Serpa’s distinctive new trio presents a contemporary approach in writing for the voice, challenging traditional roles and highlighting pristine textures in jazz and improvisational music in concert presented in conjunction with the current exhibition The Sassoons.

In-Person Concert

Photo courtesy the artist. 

In-Person Concert

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Bang on a Can presents Morton Feldman’s For John Cage, performed by Karl Larson on piano and Erica Dicker, violin in conjunction with the exhibition New York: 1962-1964.

In-Person Concert

Photo courtesy the artist

In-Person Concert

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Bang on a Can presents RAJAS, an ensemble of improvisers from diverse musical approaches exploring expansive, boundary-breaking music in conjunction with the exhibition New York: 1962-1964.

Reaching Across a Thousand Darknesses: Paul Celan Centennial Concert and Reading

Photo of Barbez, courtesy Dan Kaufman.

Reaching Across a Thousand Darknesses: Paul Celan Centennial Concert and Reading

Sunday, May 1, 2022

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

This event celebrates the centennial of Paul Celan, the Romanian Jewish Holocaust survivor who is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. The program features two riveting Celan-inspired works by the sui generis composer John Zorn, a rare performance of Force of Light, a song-cycle incorporating Celan’s poetry by the eclectic New York-based ensemble Barbez, and reflections on Celan’s work by the award-winning poet and renowned Celan translator Pierre Joris.

Co-Presented with Bang on a Can

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Nicole Mitchell's trio Matape, with Val Jeanty and Chad Taylor, creates ancient future soundscapes informed by the African diaspora through flute, Afro-Electronica, and percussion.

Artist-Led Studio Programs

Studio programs provide the opportunity to make artwork in response to a diverse range of exhibitions, and are taught by leading contemporary artists whose studio practices share connections with work on view.

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Mosaic Floor Fragment from a Synagogue or Church. Gift of Erwin Harvith

Piecing it Together: Making Mosaics

Wednesday, May 8 | 11:00 am

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this three-session class, explore mosaic artworks from Antiquity to Modernity and create your own original mosaic. Ticket purchase includes all three sessions on May 8, 15, and 22, 11 am — 1 pm.

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Mosaic Floor Fragment from a Synagogue or Church. Gift of Erwin Harvith

Piecing it Together: Making Mosaics

Wednesday, May 15 | 11:00 am

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this three-session class, explore mosaic artworks from Antiquity to Modernity and create your own original mosaic. Ticket purchase includes all three sessions on May 8, 15, and 22, 11 am — 1 pm.

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Mosaic Floor Fragment from a Synagogue or Church. Gift of Erwin Harvith

Piecing it Together: Making Mosaics

Wednesday, May 22 | 11:00 am

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this three-session class, explore mosaic artworks from Antiquity to Modernity and create your own original mosaic. Ticket purchase includes all three sessions on May 8, 15, and 22, 11 am — 1 pm.

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Printmaking: Images of the World Around You

Sarah Sze, Red Rotation, 2020. Gift of The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation

Printmaking: Images of the World Around You

Thursday, April 11, 2024

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

This program is now at capacity. In this two-session virtual workshop, learn how to make photo transfers and prints using a Gelli plate and explore the possibilities of photocollage. Ticket purchase includes both sessions on April 4 & 11.

Printmaking: Images of the World Around You

Sarah Sze, Red Rotation, 2020. Gift of The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation

Printmaking: Images of the World Around You

Thursday, April 4, 2024

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

This program is now at capacity. In this two-session virtual workshop, learn how to make photo transfers and prints using a Gelli plate and explore the possibilities of photocollage. Ticket purchase includes both sessions on April 4 & 11.

Drawing Connections: Experiments in Color

Marta Minujín, Para hacer el amor inadvertidamente, (For Making Love Inconspicuously), 2010, acrylic, tempera, and lacquer on mattress fabric with foam rubber, 94 × 135 × 30 in. (239 × 343 × 76 cm). The Speyer Family Collection, New York.

Drawing Connections: Experiments in Color

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

Explore Marta Minujin’s multifaceted body of work through sketching and discussion during this afternoon workshop taught by staff educators. Participants will create a portfolio of color drawings on toned papers, using a variety of dry media and techniques ranging from gesture and observation to pattern and abstraction. This workshop will take place in the exhibition Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! while the galleries are closed to the public, offering an opportunity for private viewing and study.

Making Art from Clothing

Marta Minujín, Para hacer el amor inadvertidamente, (For Making Love Inconspicuously), 2010, acrylic, tempera, and lacquer on mattress fabric with foam rubber, 94 × 135 × 30 in. (239 × 343 × 76 cm). The Speyer Family Collection, New York.

Making Art from Clothing

Thursday, February 15, 2024

In this two-session, in-person workshop taught by artist Zahar Vaks, learn how to transform your old clothing into art using a variety of painting and sculpture techniques and materials.

Making Art from Clothing

Marta Minujín, Para hacer el amor inadvertidamente, (For Making Love Inconspicuously), 2010, acrylic, tempera, and lacquer on mattress fabric with foam rubber, 94 × 135 × 30 in. (239 × 343 × 76 cm). The Speyer Family Collection, New York.

Making Art from Clothing

Thursday, February 8, 2024

In this two-session, in-person workshop taught by artist Zahar Vaks, learn how to transform your old clothing into art using a variety of painting and sculpture techniques and materials.

Marbling on Silk

Dress designed by Clare Waight Keller, spring–summer 2016, chiffon. Photo: Julien T. Hamon

Marbling on Silk

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Learn suminagashi, the Japanese style of marbling, and create unique patterns on wearable silk in this daylong in-person workshop.

Piecing it Together: Making Mosaics

Mosaic Floor Fragment from a Synagogue or Church. Gift of Erwin Harvith

Piecing it Together: Making Mosaics

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.
Explore mosaic artworks from antiquity to modernity and create your own original mosaic.

Drawing Connections: From Figure to Face

Installation view of The Sassoons at the Jewish Museum, NY, March 3-August 13, 2023. Photo: Kris Graves.

Drawing Connections: From Figure to Face

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

Learn observational drawing techniques through exploration of figurative works in The Sassoons while the galleries are closed to the public during this in-person
class taught by artist and educator Hollie Ecker.

Building Narrative through Drawing: Every Mark Tells a Story

Louis Isidore Kahn, Interior with Circular Balcony, 1963. Purchase: The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

Building Narrative through Drawing: Every Mark Tells a Story

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

In this two-part virtual drawing class taught by artist Sonya Blesofsky, participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques to create finished works based on observation.

Building Narrative through Drawing: Every Mark Tells a Story

Louis Isidore Kahn, Interior with Circular Balcony, 1963. Purchase: The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

Building Narrative through Drawing: Every Mark Tells a Story

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

In this two-part virtual drawing class taught by artist Sonya Blesofsky, participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques to create finished works based on observation.

Abstract Sculptural Painting

Judy Pfaff, American, b. England, 1946. Quartet 5, 2018. Digital image on MDF, wire, aluminum discs, acrylic, melted plastic, paper lantern, framed works (oil stick and encaustic on vintage Indian ledger paper) 125 x 155 in. Photo courtesy Miles McEnery Gallery

Abstract Sculptural Painting

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this two-session workshop taught by artist Sophie Grant, experiment with painting and push the boundaries of the medium.

Abstract Sculptural Painting

Judy Pfaff, American, b. England, 1946. Quartet 5, 2018. Digital image on MDF, wire, aluminum discs, acrylic, melted plastic, paper lantern, framed works (oil stick and encaustic on vintage Indian ledger paper) 125 x 155 in. Photo courtesy Miles McEnery Gallery

Abstract Sculptural Painting

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this two-session workshop taught by artist Sophie Grant, experiment with painting and push the boundaries of the medium.

Drawing Connections: Portraits

Deborah Kass, Six Blue Barbras (The Jewish Jackie Series), 1992, Screenprint and acrylic on canvas. Gift of Seth Cohen, 2004-10.

Drawing Connections: Portraits

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

Learn portrait drawing techniques through an in-person exploration of works in the Jewish Museum’s exhibition, Scenes from the Collection, while the galleries are closed to the public. Participants will be guided through a variety of sketching exercises, culminating in the creation of finished portraits that incorporate line, tone, and space.

Color Innovations through Painting

Kenneth Noland, Spread, 1958, oil on canvas, 117 x 117 in. (297.2 x 297.2 cm). Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection, New York, NY. Gift of William S. Rubin (1964.20).

Color Innovations through Painting

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this two-part virtual workshop taught by artist Mark Joshua Epstein, create paintings inspired by works on view in the exhibition New York: 1962-1964. Participants will learn about color mixing and transparency in acrylic paint and will explore color pouring and hard-edge painting techniques to make original abstract works on canvas. 

Color Innovations through Painting

Kenneth Noland, Spread, 1958, oil on canvas, 117 x 117 in. (297.2 x 297.2 cm). Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection, New York, NY. Gift of William S. Rubin (1964.20).

Color Innovations through Painting

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this two-part virtual workshop taught by artist Mark Joshua Epstein, create paintings inspired by works on view in the exhibition New York: 1962-1964. Participants will learn about color mixing and transparency in acrylic paint and will explore color pouring and hard-edge painting techniques to make original abstract works on canvas. 

Drawing Connections: Sketches for Hanukkah

Peter Shire, Menorah #7, 1986, Steel: painted; aluminum: anodized; chromium, 21 1/4 × 22 1/2 × 17 in. (54 × 57.2 × 43.2 cm). The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: Judaica Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Drawing Connections: Sketches for Hanukkah

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

During this virtual drawing class, participants will learn about Hanukkah by exploring both the form and function of ceremonial objects, discussing artwork connected to the holiday, and engaging in sketching activities. 

Experimental Movement Workshop

Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Antic Meet (1958). Photographed by Martin Silver, 1963. Courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library.

Experimental Movement Workshop

Sunday, November 13, 2022

In this afternoon workshop taught by choreographer Phoebe Berglund, learn about and experience a range of American dance techniques that were pioneered by artists during the 1960s. 

Drawing Connections: Sketching the Sixties

Installation view of New York: 1962-1964 at the Jewish Museum, NY, July 22, 2022-January 8, 2023. Photo © Frederick Charles, fcharles.com

Drawing Connections: Sketching the Sixties

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org. 

Create a variety of exploratory drawings inspired by artwork on view in the exhibition New York: 1962-1964. During this intimate drawing class, taking place in the galleries while the Museum is closed to the public, participants will experiment with line quality, texture, dimension, and pattern in their own work while engaging with paintings, sculptures, and photographs made in New York during a specific cultural moment.

Observing Your World through Drawing

Avigdor Stematsky, Jerusalem, 1981, watercolor and graphite on paper. The Jewish Museum, New York, gift of Selma and Stanley I. Batkin.

Observing Your World through Drawing

Thursday, September 29, 2022

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this two-part virtual workshop, taught by contemporary artist Sonya Blesofsky, learn the basics of drawing by capturing your surrounding environment. Instruction will explore composition, line, value, and a variety of mark-making techniques. 

Observing Your World through Drawing

Avigdor Stematsky, Jerusalem, 1981, watercolor and graphite on paper. The Jewish Museum, New York, gift of Selma and Stanley I. Batkin.

Observing Your World through Drawing

Thursday, September 22, 2022

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this two-part virtual workshop, taught by contemporary artist Sonya Blesofsky, learn the basics of drawing by capturing your surrounding environment. Instruction will explore composition, line, value, and a variety of mark-making techniques. 

Studio Art Session

Harriete Estel Berman, Tzedakah, 1999, preprinted steel and aluminum rivets, 3 11/16 × 6 7/16 × 1/2 in. (9.4 × 16.4 × 1.3 cm). The Jewish Museum, New York. Purchase: Dr. Joel and Phyllis Gitlin Judaica Acquisitions Fund.

Studio Art Session

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Create a special decorative pocket to hold family wishes for the fall season or Jewish new year.

Tracing Modigliani

Installation view of the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked on view September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2018. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Jason Mandella.

Tracing Modigliani

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org. In this two-part remote-learning workshop, revisit the Jewish Museum’s past exhibition, Modigliani Unmasked, and trace the evolution of a prolific modern artist’s hand. 

Tracing Modigliani

Installation view of the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked on view September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2018. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Jason Mandella.

Tracing Modigliani

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org. In this two-part remote-learning workshop, revisit the Jewish Museum’s past exhibition, Modigliani Unmasked, and trace the evolution of a prolific modern artist’s hand. 

Cyanotype Impressions on Fabric

Cyanotype impressions on fabric

Cyanotype Impressions on Fabric

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org. Create experimental photographs on textile in this two-part virtual workshop inspired by themes of memory and place in the exhibition The Hare with Amber Eyes.

Cyanotype Impressions on Fabric

Cyanotype impressions on fabric

Cyanotype Impressions on Fabric

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org. Create experimental photographs on textile in this two-part virtual workshop inspired by themes of memory and place in the exhibition The Hare with Amber Eyes.

Representing Ritual

Nancy Spero, Headdress, 1992, collage on paper. The Jewish Museum, New York, gift of the artist.

Representing Ritual

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Drawing inspiration from a variety of works in the Jewish Museum collection, participants will reflect on the role of ritual in their own lives to create poetic painted collages.

Representing Ritual

Nancy Spero, Headdress, 1992, collage on paper. The Jewish Museum, New York, gift of the artist.

Representing Ritual

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Drawing inspiration from a variety of works in the Jewish Museum collection, participants will reflect on the role of ritual in their own lives to create poetic painted collages.

Sketching the City

Photo: Martin Seck

Sketching the City

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

During this virtual drawing class led over Zoom, get inspired by representations of city scenes on view in the Jewish Museum’s past exhibition Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art. Participants will explore perspective, abstraction, and narrative in paintings by Charles Sheeler, Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, and others.

Sketching, Sculpture, and the Mind

Louise Bourgeois, The Destruction of the Father, 1974. Latex, plaster, wood, fabric, and red light. © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, Photo: Ron Amstutz.

Sketching, Sculpture, and the Mind

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this two-part virtual workshop, explore the work of sculptor Louise Bourgeois and her relationship to Freudian psychoanalysis. Participants will experiment with materials and respond to images in the exhibition Louise Bourgeois, Freud’s Daughter through a combination of drawing, sculpture, and writing exercises. This class will take place on Zoom and includes live instruction.

Sketching, Sculpture, and the Mind

Louise Bourgeois, The Destruction of the Father, 1974. Latex, plaster, wood, fabric, and red light. © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, Photo: Ron Amstutz.

Sketching, Sculpture, and the Mind

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

This program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org.

In this two-part virtual workshop, explore the work of sculptor Louise Bourgeois and her relationship to Freudian psychoanalysis. Participants will experiment with materials and respond to images in the exhibition Louise Bourgeois, Freud’s Daughter through a combination of drawing, sculpture, and writing exercises. This class will take place on Zoom and includes live instruction.

Sketching, Sculpture, and the Mind

Louise Bourgeois, The Destruction of the Father, 1974, Latex, plaster, wood, fabric, and red light

Sketching, Sculpture, and the Mind

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

his program is at capacity. If you have questions or would like to receive advance notification about future programs, please email info@thejm.org. 

In this virtual workshop, explore the work of sculptor Louise Bourgeois and her relationship to Freudian psychoanalysis.

Drawing Connections: Pattern and Design

Photo: Martin Seck

Drawing Connections: Pattern and Design

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In this remote-learning workshop, create a portfolio of drawings inspired by meaningful patterns and designs observed in artwork from the Jewish Museum’s collection.

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Photo: Martin Seck 

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

In this two-part remote learning workshop, create a series of self-portrait and portrait drawings at home using a variety of techniques inspired by works of art in the Jewish Museum’s collection. 

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Photo: Martin Seck

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

In this two-part remote learning workshop, create a series of self-portrait and portrait drawings at home using a variety of techniques inspired by works of art in the Jewish Museum’s collection. 

Printmaking with a Message

Installation view of "We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz" October 1, 2020 - January 24, 2021, at the Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Kris Graves

Printmaking with a Message

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

In this two-session virtual workshop, learn stencil and pochoir techniques to create posters with a meaningful message, using materials at home that you will order online.

Printmaking with a Message

Installation view of "We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz" October 1, 2020 - January 24, 2021, at the Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Kris Graves.

Printmaking with a Message

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

In this virtual workshop, learn stencil and pochoir techniques to create a poster with a meaningful message.

Tracing Modigliani

Installation view of the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked. September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2018. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: Jason Mandella

Tracing Modigliani

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Revisit the Jewish Museum’s past exhibition, Modigliani Unmasked, and trace the evolution of a prolific modern artist’s hand. Explore a variety of drawing techniques, such as line, contour, and shading, to create a portfolio of sketches inspired by work from the exhibition.

Tracing Modigliani

Installation view of the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked. September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2018. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: Jason Mandella

Tracing Modigliani

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Revisit the Jewish Museum’s past exhibition, Modigliani Unmasked, and trace the evolution of a prolific modern artist’s hand. Explore a variety of drawing techniques, such as line, contour, and shading, to create a portfolio of sketches inspired by work from the exhibition.

Drawing Connections: Pattern and Design

Photo: Martin Seck

Drawing Connections: Pattern and Design

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

In this remote-learning workshop, create a portfolio of drawings inspired by meaningful patterns and designs observed in artwork from the Jewish Museum’s collection, ranging from the sacred to the conceptual.

Printmaking with a Message

Installation views of We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, October 1, 2020 - January 24, 2021, at the Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Kris Graves

Printmaking with a Message

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Learn stencil printmaking techniques to create a poster with a meaningful message. Participants will draw inspiration from politically engaged artwork on view in the exhibition We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Printmaking with a Message

Installation views of We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, October 1, 2020 - January 24, 2021, at the Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Kris Graves

Printmaking with a Message

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Learn stencil printmaking techniques to create a poster with a meaningful message. Participants will draw inspiration from politically engaged artwork on view in the exhibition We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz.

Drawing Connections: Sketching at Home

Photo: Martin Seck

Drawing Connections: Sketching at Home

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Photo: Martin Seck 

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

In this two-part remote learning workshop, create a series of self-portrait and portrait drawings at home using a variety of techniques inspired by works of art in the Jewish Museum’s collection. 

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Photo: Martin Seck

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In this two-part remote learning workshop, create a series of self-portrait and portrait drawings at home using a variety of techniques inspired by works of art in the Jewish Museum’s collection.

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Photo: Martin Seck

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

In this two-part remote learning workshop, create a series of self-portrait and portrait drawings at home inspired by works of art in the Jewish Museum’s collection.

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Photo: Martin Seck

Drawing Connections: Portraits at Home

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

In this two-part remote learning workshop, create a series of self-portrait and portrait drawings at home inspired by works of art in the Jewish Museum’s collection.

Drawing Connections: Sketching at Home

Photo: Martin Seck

Drawing Connections: Sketching at Home

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

In this remote-learning workshop and discussion led by Jewish Museum educators, create a portfolio of drawings at home. 

Drawing Connections: Sketching at Home

Photo: Martin Seck

Drawing Connections: Sketching at Home

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

In this remote-learning workshop and discussion led by Jewish Museum educators, create a portfolio of drawings at home. 

Drawing Connections: Sketching at Home

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

In this remote-learning workshop and discussion led by Jewish Museum educators, create a portfolio of drawings at home. 

Drawing Connections: Sketching at Home

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In this remote-learning workshop and discussion led by Jewish Museum educators, create a portfolio of drawings at home. 

Political Prints

Ben Shahn, We Fight For A Free World!, c. 1942, gouache and tempera on board.

Political Prints

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Learn relief printmaking techniques and use a professional press to create multiple copies of your own poster inspired by politically engaged artwork on view in We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz.

Sculpting the Abstracted Figure

Rachel Feinstein, Model, 2000. Mirror, wood, plaster, and enamel paint. Artwork © Rachel Feinstein; courtesy of the artist

Sculpting the Abstracted Figure

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Experiment with sculptural materials in this three-session workshop led by artist Kristen Jensen and inspired by the distinctively abstracted human figures in the exhibition Rachel Feinstein: Maiden Mother Crone.

Sculpting the Abstracted Figure

Rachel Feinstein, Model, 2000. Mirror, wood, plaster, and enamel paint. Artwork © Rachel Feinstein; courtesy of the artist.

Sculpting the Abstracted Figure

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Experiment with sculptural materials in this three-session workshop led by artist Kristen Jensen and inspired by the distinctively abstracted human figures in the exhibition Rachel Feinstein: Maiden Mother Crone.

Sculpting the Abstracted Figure

Rachel Feinstein, Model, 2000. Mirror, wood, plaster, and enamel paint. Artwork © Rachel Feinstein; courtesy of the artist.

Sculpting the Abstracted Figure

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Experiment with sculptural materials in this three-session workshop led by artist Kristen Jensen and inspired by the distinctively abstracted human figures in the exhibition Rachel Feinstein: Maiden Mother Crone.

Drawing Connections: Sketching the City

Jacob Lawrence, This is Harlem, 1943. Gouache and pencil on paper. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Drawing Connections: Sketching the City

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Get inspired by representations of city scenes on view in the exhibition Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art during this drawing class taking place while the galleries are closed to the public. Participants explore perspective, abstraction, and narrative in paintings by Charles Sheeler, Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, and others.

Modern Strategies for Storytelling in Paint

Stuart Davis, Egg Beater No. 1, 1927. Oil on linen, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, gift of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 31.169. Artwork © Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Modern Strategies for Storytelling in Paint

Sunday, November 17, 2019

In this afternoon painting workshop taught by artist Jaqueline Cedar, combine abstract and figurative methods of telling a story in acrylic paint on canvas inspired by work on view in the exhibition Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art.

Drawing Connections: Fantasy and the Figure

Rachel Feinstein, Mr Time, 2015. Powder-coated aluminum and automatic clock

Drawing Connections: Fantasy and the Figure

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Take an intimate journey through drawing in the survey exhibition Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone while the galleries are closed to the public.

Drawing Connections: Allegory, Symbol, and Meaning

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Explore the meaning of works of art on view in the Jewish Museum’s collection during this study and sketching session that takes place while the galleries are closed to the public.