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

Exhibitions

Exhibition Features Contemporary Artworks Gifted to the Jewish Museum from The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation

Release Date: November 30, 2022

New York, NY, November 30, 2022—The Jewish Museum will present After “The Wild”: Contemporary Art from The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Collection, an exhibition highlighting contemporary artworks by 47 intergenerational and internationally based artists made between 1963 and 2022. These works are part of a larger gift to the Museum in 2018 comprising artworks made by the recipients of The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Award. After “The Wild”: Contemporary Art from The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Collection will be on view at the Jewish Museum from March 24 through September 17, 2023.

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Exhibitions

Through the Saga of the Sassoon Family, Exhibition Presents a Sweeping Global Narrative Over 100 Years of Art Collecting, Trade, Architectural Patronage, Philanthropy, and Civic Engagement

Release Date: November 17, 2022

New York, NY, November 17, 2022 — The Jewish Museum will present The Sassoons, an exhibition that reveals the fascinating story of a remarkable Jewish family, highlighting their pioneering role in trade, art collecting, architectural patronage, and civic engagement from the early 19th century through World War II. On view from March 3 through August 13, 2023, the exhibition will follow four generations from Iraq to India, China, and England, featuring a rich selection of works collected by family members over time.

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Exhibitions

INSTALLATION DRAWN FROM THE JEWISH MUSEUM COLLECTION EXPLORES ARTISTS’ PORTRAYALS OF OTHER ARTISTS AND THEMSELVES

Release Date: November 3, 2022

New York, NY, October 28, 2022–The installation Personas: Artists on Artists explores artists’ portrayals of other artists and themselves, offering an historical view of Jewish identities in all their many facets. Artists included are Ethel Fisher, Andrea Geyer, Lyle Ashton Harris, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Alice Neel, Arnold Newman, Gordon Parks, Larry Rivers, Joan Semmel, Andy Warhol, Hannah Wilke, and Martin Wilner. Personas: Artists on Artists is on view in the Jewish Museum’s third floor collection exhibition, Scenes from the Collection, from October 28, 2022, through April 2023.

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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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Exhibitions

EXHIBITION EXAMINES PIVOTAL THREE-YEAR PERIOD IN THE HISTORY OF ART AND CULTURE IN NEW YORK CITY

Release Date: July 19, 2022

New York, NY, July 20, 2022—The Jewish Museum presents New York: 1962-1964, an exhibition that explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City, examining how artists living and working in New York responded to their rapidly changing world. Installed across two floors, this immersive exhibition presents more than 150 works of art—all made or seen in New York between 1962-1964—including painting, sculpture, photography, and film, alongside fashion, design, dance, poetry, and ephemera. The exhibition is on view at the Jewish Museum from July 22, 2022, through January 8, 2023. 

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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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Exhibitions

Installation of Photographs Depicting the Famed Amusement Park Coney Island Also Includes Two Carousel Horses by Master Carvers Charles Carmel and Marcus Charles Illions

Release Date: April 25, 2022

New York, NY, April 1, 2022–The Jewish Museum presents Coney Island, an installation showcasing photographs of the famed amusement park from the late 1930s through the late 1950s by Martin Elkort, Morris Engel, Sid Grossman, Sidney Kerner, Arthur Leipzig, and Leon Levinstein, along with two “Coney Island” style carousel horses created by master carvers Charles Carmel and Marcus Charles Illions. It will be on view in the Jewish Museum’s collection exhibition Scenes from the Collection beginning April 1, 2022.

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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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Programs

Program Celebrating the Centennial of Poet Paul Celan Features Celan-Inspired Works By John Zorn, A Song-Cycle Performed By Barbez, and Reflections on Celan’s Life and Legacy By Pierre Joris

Release Date: March 31, 2022

New York, NY, March 31, 2022-- Reaching Across a Thousand Darknesses: Paul Celan Centennial Concert and Reading will be held in the Scheuer Auditorium at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, May 1, from 4 to 6 pm. The program, which 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, was originally scheduled for 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. This is the first in-person public program to be held at the Jewish Museum in two years.

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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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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.

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