Public Programs in Conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising at the Jewish Museum

Installation view of Scenes from the Collection.

Credit: Photo by: Jason Mandella

Release Date: February 13, 2019

Public Programs in Conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising at the Jewish Museum

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New York, NY, February 13, 2019 – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, one of the most important moments in gay civil rights history, the Jewish Museum is joining dozens of non-profit and cultural organizations as part of the Stonewall 50 Consortium, paying tribute through a year of programming, while highlighting works of art from the Jewish Museum's collection that explore themes of gender and identity.


Dialogue and Discourse:
Eric Marcus in Conversation with Ross Bleckner and Deborah Kass
Thursday, March 7, 6:30 pm
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission; RSVP Recommended

Artists Ross Bleckner and Deborah Kass, both in the collection of the Jewish Museum, will discuss their work in the context of LGBTQ history and Jewish identity in a conversation moderated by Eric Marcus, creator and host of the Making Gay History podcast.

Writers and Artists Respond: Adam Eli
Thursday, May 30, 6:30 pm
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission; RSVP Recommended

Community organizer and writer Adam Eli highlights some of his favorite pieces in Scenes from the Collection, the Jewish Museum’s collection exhibition, addressing the intersection of queer identity and Jewish culture. This program will feature ASL interpretation.

Gallery Talks
Fridays, June 21 and 28 at 2 pm
Free with Museum Admission; RSVP Recommended

Explorations of select works of art in Scenes from the Collection.

Friday, June 21
Scenes from the Collection: Queer Painting
What is queerness and how is it explored in painting? Chris Gartrell, Associate Manager of Adult Programs, examines these questions through works in the Jewish Museum’s collection by Ross Bleckner, Gert Wollheim, and Deborah Kass.

Friday, June 28
Scenes from the Collection: The Legacy of the Zip
What happens when painting is pared down to its most formal elements? And how do artists infuse those formal motifs with new content in later generations? Jenna Weiss, Manager of Public Programs, explores the legacy of Barnett Newman’s ‘zip’ in works by Ross Bleckner and others.

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.

Additional information about Stonewall 50 programs at the Jewish Museum can be found on the Museum’s Medium page.

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.

About the Jewish Museum

Located on New York City's famed Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and is one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world. The Museum is devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, and offers diverse exhibitions and programs, and a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years.

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