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

Upcoming Programs at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: December 8, 2023

New York, NY, December 8, 2023—The Jewish Museum plans to expand its programming as a resource for engagement and education in these challenging times. In the coming weeks, the Museum will be launching a series of initiatives around the conflict in the Middle East, providing a forum for dialogue and reflection on the role of art and culture during these complex times. These initiatives include public programs, art installations, and staff sessions, reinforcing the Museum’s mission to share ideas and promote understanding.

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Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center Announce the 33rd Annual New York Jewish Film Festival, Presented January 10-24, 2024

Release Date: December 7, 2023

NEW YORK, NY (December 7, 2023) – The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center will present the 33rd annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF) from January 10 through 24, 2024. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, NYJFF presents the finest documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. 

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Exhibitions

Photographs of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Famous Collars and Necklaces Taken by Elinor Carucci on View at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: November 27, 2023

New York, NY, November 27, 2023—The Jewish Museum presents RBG Collars: Photographs by Elinor Carucci, an installation of two dozen photographs of former US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s collars and necklaces taken by the contemporary photographer Elinor Carucci (Israeli, b. 1971) shortly after Ginsburg’s death in 2020. The suite of photographs is being shown at the Jewish Museum for the first time since they were acquired for the Museum’s collection in 2021. The installation will also include jewelry from the collection, reflecting freely on the expressive possibilities as well as the cultural and religious aspects of adornment. RBG Collars: Photographs by Elinor Carucci will be on view from December 15, 2023, through May 27, 2024, in Scenes from the Collection on Floor Three of the Museum.

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Exhibitions

Marta Minujín, Una Fuerza Determinante Del Arte Latinoamericano de Posguerra, Llega Por Primera Vez A Una Exposición En Estatdos Unidos, En El Jewish Museum

Release Date: November 14, 2023

Nueva York, 14 de noviembre de 2023: El Jewish Museum presenta la primera mayor exposición en los Estados Unidos de Marta Minujín, una fuerza determinante del arte latinoamericano, cuya trayectoria atravesó los desarrollos artísticos más importantes del período de posguerra sin dejar de mostrar un espíritu y una visión singulares, imbuidos de una inteligencia aguda, un humor irreverente y una presencia performativa. Del 17 de noviembre de 2023 al 31 de marzo de 2024, Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! refleja la carrera de la artista, que durante las últimas seis décadas ha desafiado los géneros establecidos.

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Exhibitions

Marta Minujín, A Defining Force of Postwar Latin American Art, Featured in Featured in First U.S. Survey Exhibition at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: November 14, 2023

New York, NY, November 14, 2023— The Jewish Museum is presenting the first survey exhibition in the United States of Marta Minujín, a defining force of Latin American art whose trajectory intersected with the major artistic developments of the postwar period while reflecting a singular spirit and vision infused by her sharp intellect, irreverent humor, and performative presence. On view from November 17, 2023 through March 31, 2024, Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! reflects the genre-defying arc of the artist’s six-decade career.

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Exhibitions

Kaddish (Mourner’s Prayer) by Israeli artist Moshe Gershuni Now On View

Release Date: October 11, 2023

As an art museum dedicated to illuminating the complexity and vibrancy of Jewish culture, the Jewish Museum seeks to provide a space for respite, reflection, and community. In the Museum’s exhibition galleries, we bring forward the unique stories of resilience that have shaped Jewish experience across time and space. Connecting with these powerful, enduring histories has never been more urgent. We are open and our programming will continue as planned and we will be here for our members and for our visitors.

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Exhibitions

Exhibition Highlights Gaby Aghion’s Legacy and the Work of Iconic Designers Who Began Their Careers at Chloé Including Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo

Release Date: October 10, 2023

New York, NY, October 10, 2023—The Jewish Museum presents Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé, the first museum exhibition honoring the visionary Jewish entrepreneur Gaby Aghion (1921-2014) and her legacy as the founder of the French fashion house Chloé. Casting a new light on the label’s 70-year history with nearly 150 garments as well as never-before-exhibited sketches and documents from the Chloé Archive, this exhibition highlights Aghion’s vision of effortless, luxurious fashion, and the work of iconic designers who began their careers with the brand, including Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo. The exhibition showcases Aghion as a leader whose work altered the course of the global fashion industry in liberating women's bodies from the restrictive attitudes and styles of time, as well as pioneering the emergence of luxury ready-to-wear. Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé is on view at the Jewish Museum from October 13, 2023, through February 18, 2024.

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News

The Jewish Museum and Museum Fine Arts, Boston Announce Joint Acquisition of Rare Silver Torah Finials from 1729 by Early Jewish Silversmith

Release Date: August 11, 2023

New York, NY, August 11, 2023– The Jewish Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), have jointly acquired a pair of rare Torah finials (1729) by Abraham Lopes de Oliveyra (1657-1750), the earliest known Jewish silversmith to work in England. The pair of finials are currently on view at the Jewish Museum in New York City through late October. The pair will then be on view at the MFA beginning December 2023.

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Exhibitions

Works by James Tissot Related to the Hebrew Bible on View at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: June 16, 2023

New York, NY, June 16, 2023— The Jewish Museum presents Tissot and the Bible, an installation of original designs by the French painter James Tissot (1836-1902) from a group of more than 350 paintings related to his goal of illustrating the Hebrew Bible. Spanning all of the books, from Genesis to the Prophets, Tissot’s watercolor illustrations are some of the most beloved and sought-after images in the Jewish Museum’s collection. The biblical stories are illustrated in cinematic vignettes that have influenced popular culture for decades. Tissot and the Bible is on view through June 2025.

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Exhibitions

Mayor Exposición Sobre La Obra De Marta Minujín, Una Fuerza Determinante Del Arte Latinoamericano De Posguerra, Abre En El Jewish Museum De Nueva York

Release Date: June 15, 2023

Nueva York, 15 de junio del 2023: El Jewish Museum presentará la primera mayor exposición en los Estados Unidos dedicada a Marta Minujín, una fuerza determinante del arte latinoamericano, cuya trayectoria atravesó los desarrollos artísticos más importantes del período de posguerra sin dejar de mostrar un espíritu y una visión singulares, imbuidos de una inteligencia aguda, un humor irreverente y una presencia performativa. Del 17 de noviembre del 2023 al 31 de marzo del 2024, Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! reflejará la carrera de la artista, que durante las últimas seis décadas ha desafiado los géneros establecidos.

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Photography and Filming Policy

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