Release Date: February 27, 2017

March 2017 Programs at the Jewish Museum

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New York, NY, February 28, 2017 - The Jewish Museum’s 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in March with Charlemagne Palestine in concert; a lecture by guest curator Esther da Costa Meyer on Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design; and "Louis Brandeis" as portrayed by Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center, in conversation with the Jewish Museum's Jens Hoffmann. Other highlights include a discussion with furniture designer Dakota Jackson and architect Alexander Gorlin, and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions.

Further program and ticket information is available by calling 212.423.3337 or online at All programs are at the Jewish Museum, Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan, unless otherwise indicated.


Dialogue and Discourse: Dakota Jackson and Alexander Gorlin
Thursday, March 2, 6:30pm
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission; RSVP Recommended

Furniture designer Dakota Jackson and architect Alexander Gorlin discuss their collaborations and influences in conjunction with the exhibition Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design.

Lecture: Esther da Costa Meyer
Thursday, March 9, 6:30pm
Salo W. Baron Program
This program was rescheduled from February 9
Tickets: $15 General; $12 Students and Seniors; $10 Members

Esther da Costa Meyer, guest curator of Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, and Professor, History of Modern Architecture, Princeton University, will speak about Chareau’s cultural Franco-Jewish milieu.

AM at the JM: Nicolás Guagnini
Thursday, March 16, 8am at Think Coffee, Union Square, 123 Fourth Ave, NYC

Artist Nicolás Guagnini will discuss his recent projects with Jens Hoffmann, Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs, The Jewish Museum.

Concert: Charlemagne Palestine
Thursday, March 16, 8pm
At The Church of the Heavenly Rest, 2 East 90th Street, Manhattan.
Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum Members

Visual artist, musician, composer, and performer Charlemagne Palestine, a pioneer of experimental and minimalist music, will perform his monolithic 80 minute organ riff, Aaa HHeavenlyyy RResttt SSchlingennn BBlängennnn, a sensual, pleasure inducing drone. The crisply sparkling sonority creates a sense of drift, a foreword carrying motion propelled by colliding tones. Buoyed by slow changes that create illusions of movement, the experience of listening to the piece is one of floating between parallel worlds of harmony and noise. This concert is held in conjunction with the exhibition Charlemagne Palestine’s Bear Mitzvah in Meshugahland, on view at the Jewish Museum from March 17 through August 6, 2017.

The Jewish Book Council Presents Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation
Good Girls and Nasty Women: Gender in American Jewish History
Tuesday, March 28, 6:00pm
Advance RSVP is required; early arrival is suggested as space is limited. Entry is not guaranteed. Reservations can be made at
Award-winning journalist Lynn Povich, the author of the memoir that inspired the Amazon series Good Girls Revolt, will join in conversation with women's historian Bonnie S. Anderson, author of a biography of feminist Ernestine Rose, and Rebecca Traister, journalist and author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. The discussion will delve into the Jewish women behind history's great revolutions, from the activists of America's antebellum era to the women's liberation crusade of the 1960s to today's "nasty" women.

The Jewish Book Council, the Jewish Museum, and Tablet Magazine are presenting the third season of Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation, bringing together some of the finest writers of the day for conversations around contemporary Jewish life and identity. Each program in the series is free and includes refreshments, a book sale and signing, and the opportunity to visit a featured exhibition in the Jewish Museum galleries.

Wish You Were Here: Louis Brandeis
Thursday, March 30, 6:30pm
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission, RSVP Recommended

Jens Hoffmann, Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs, will speak with "Louis Brandeis" as portrayed by Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center and Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law Schoolin an interview inspired by the subjects of Andy Warhol's Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century (1980)..

Gallery Talks
Fridays, March 3, 10, and 17, 2pm
Free with Museum Admission – RSVP Recommended

45-minute gallery discussions on specific themes and topics in current exhibitions, led by members of the Education Department.

Friday, March 3 and 17
Pierre Chareau: Collecting Modern Art
Jenna Weiss, Manager of Public Programs

Friday, March 10
Pierre Chareau: Interior Innovations
Chris Gartrell, Assistant Manager of Adult Programs

Public programs are made possible by endowment support from the William Petschek Family, the Trustees of the Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation, Barbara and Benjamin Zucker, the late William W. Hallo, the late Susanne Hallo Kalem, the late Ruth Hallo Landman, the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund, with additional support from Marshall M. Weinberg, the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation, the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation, and Ellen Liman. Additional support is provided by Lorraine and Martin Beitler and through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

About the Jewish Museum

Located on Museum Mile at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, the Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, offering intellectually engaging, educational, and provocative exhibitions and programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated a group of objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, artifacts, and broadcast media reflecting global Jewish identity, and presents a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed temporary exhibitions.   Visitors can now also enjoy Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum, a kosher sit-down restaurant and take-out appetizing counter on the Museum's lower level.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm.  Museum admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members.  Admission is Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm and free on Saturdays.  For information on the Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at

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