Release Date: October 29, 2018

Programs in Conjunction with Martha Rosler: Irrespective at the Jewish Museum

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New York, NY, October 30, 2018 - In conjunction with the exhibition Martha Rosler: Irrespective, the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, featuring a discussion between artist Martha Rosler and Darsie Alexander, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, The Jewish Museum, on November 8, and a concert by the avant-garde string quartet ETHEL on February 28.

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.


Dialogue and Discourse: Martha Rosler and Darsie Alexander

Thursday, November 8, 6:30 pm
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission; RSVP Recommended.

Curator Darsie Alexander speaks with the influential artist Martha Rosler on the occasion of Martha Rosler: Irrespective. Martha Rosler is considered one of the strongest and most resolute artistic voices of her generation; she is also a prolific writer, lecturer, professor, and advocate for social justice. From her feminist photomontages of the 1960s and 1970s to her large-scale installations, Rosler’s vital work reflects an enduring and passionate vision.

Adult Studio Workshop: Screen Printing with Purpose
Thursdays, February 21 and 28, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Course Fee: $120 General; $100 Jewish Museum Members; all materials included, all skill levels welcome

Participants will learn to silkscreen on t-shirts and other textiles in this two-part workshop taught by artist Kristen Schiele, combining images and text to create powerful statements inspired by Martha Rosler’s socially engaged artwork.

Concert: ETHEL
Thursday, February 28, 7:30 pm

Presented with Bang on a Can
Tickets: $20 General; $16 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum Members
The acclaimed contemporary string quartet ETHEL performs works by the Pulitzer Prize winning composer Julia Wolfe: Dig Deep, early that summer, Four Marys, and Blue Dress for String Quartet. Much as Martha Rosler employs diverse materials to address pressing matters, Julia Wolfe brings a modern sensibility to folk, classical, and rock genres while drawing attention to the sacrifices and hardships of the working class.

Gallery Talks
Fridays, January 11, 18; February 1, 8, and 22; March 1, 2 pm
Free with Museum Admission; RSVP Recommended

Museum educators give thematic explorations of select artworks in the exhibition.

Martha Rosler: Irrespective is made possible by the Goldie and David Blanksteen Foundation, Charlotte Feng Ford, Barbara Lee Family Foundation, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Additional support is provided through the Melva Bucksbaum Fund for Contemporary Art, Barbara Horowitz Contemporary Art Fund, the Dorot Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Exhibitions Endowment, Susan and Elihu Rose, the Leon Levy Foundation, and Mitchell-Innes & Nash.

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 Family Foundation, Inc., the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation, and Ellen Liman. Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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