Release Date: December 22, 2016
MEDIA ALERTThe Jewish Museum Open December 25 - First Day of Hanukkah as Well as Christmas
Art Exhibitions, Family Concert, and More
The Jewish Museum will be open on the first day of Hanukkah and Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 from 11 am to 4 pm, offering an eagerly anticipated, fun-filled way to spend the day.
Visitors to the Museum will find 65 Hanukkah lamps are on view, from the 17th to 21th centuries representing 16 countries. Hanukkah lamps include contemporary designer interpretations; a “lamp” using souvenir Statues of Liberty that offers a sly commentary on America’s changing attitudes towards immigration; a souvenir Hanukkah lamp from Australia with emus and a kangaroo; and a whimsical interpretation of a lamp in the form eight miniature pewter chairs, a design once popular with kids.
Other highlights: A ticketed family concert starring Oran Etkin at 11:30am. All the Jewish Museum’s exhibition galleries will be open December 25 (see below for details). Admission to the Jewish Museum on December 25 is $15 for adults; $12 for senior citizens; $7.50 for students; FREE for visitors 18 and under.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Museum open 11am to 4pm
The Jewish Museum, Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan
For further information, the public may visit thejewishmuseum.org
Family Concert: Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo - 11:30am
Oran Etkin and his Timbalooloo band will present a special Hanukkah family concert. This concert will intermingle Hanukkah songs from Israel and tunes from Indonesia that celebrate the beauty of the Festival of Lights in a fresh way.
Concert tickets (include Jewish Museum admission): $16 general public; $13 Jewish Museum family members
Studio Art Session: Light Painting - 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Inspired by Hanukkah and the theme of light, families will use luminous metallic paint on black canvas board to create a glowing painting for the holiday.
Free with Museum admission
Exhibition for Families
Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds To Palaces
In this engaging and interactive experience, children become archaeologists as they search for clues about ancient and modern objects. Visitors discover what happens after archaeologists unearth artifacts and bring them back to their labs for in-depth analysis.
Exhibitions on View December 25
TAKE ME (I’M YOURS)
This unconventional exhibition features artworks that visitors are encouraged to touch, participate in, and even take home. Forty-two international and intergenerational artists are featured, many of whom created new and site-specific works for the exhibition. You are not usually allowed to touch the works in a traditional art exhibition, and certainly not able to take them home.
PIERRE CHAREAU: MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
The first U.S. exhibition focused on Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) presents rare furniture, lighting fixtures, and interiors, as well as designs for the extraordinary Maison de Verre, the glass house completed in Paris in 1932.
JOHN SINGER SARGENT’S MRS. CARL MEYER AND HER CHILDREN
This bravura painting by the popular artist captures the world of a privileged English family of Jewish origin during the late Victorian era, depicting Adèle Meyer, a wealthy British philanthropist, well-known society hostess, and political activist, with her two children. The exhibition contextualizes the painting with other family portraits, ephemera, documents, personal correspondence, and caricatures. On loan from the Tate Britain, it has been over ten years since the painting was on view in the United States.
MASTERPIECES & CURIOSITIES: MEMPHIS DOES HANUKKAH
This exhibition showcases Los Angeles-based designer and artist Peter Shire's Menorah #7 (1986). Shire was an original member of the Memphis design collective, initiated by designer and architect Ettore Sottsass, spawned in 1980s Milan. Surrounding Menorah #7 are other Hanukkah lamps from the Jewish Museum’s collections and works related to both Shire and the collective.
THE TELEVISION PROJECT: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE JEWISH
This focused exhibition explores commercials produced for Jewish audiences or with Jewish content, and examines the way religion, ethnicity, and identity play out on American television, and features a compilation of commercials and related clips, paired with print advertising campaigns, works of art, and related ephemera.
CULTURE AND CONTINUITY: THE JEWISH JOURNEY
The fourth floor of this exhibition includes a dazzling installation of 50 selections from the Museum’s renowned collection of Hanukkah lamps.
Anne Scher or Alex Wittenberg
The Jewish Museum
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