Thought-provoking gallery talks bring our exhibitions into sharper focus. Incisive discussions with artists, scholars, and curators engage with contemporary theory and culture. Through exhibition-inspired performances, concerts, and artist-led workshops, visitors experience art as it happens.
In-depth explorations of select works of art in the exhibition galleries, led by artist, curators, and educators.Explore this Program
Evening conversations inspired by current exhibitions exploring artistic practice, global perspectives, and cultural issues.Explore this Program
Readings and lectures by writers on their recently published books or works in progress.Explore this Program
Film screenings inspired by the exhibitions on view.Explore this Program
Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble Co-presented by Bang on a Can
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, composer/performer Meredith Monk offers one of her rare, more intimate concerts in her premiere at the Jewish Museum, with renowned members of her Vocal Ensemble, Katie Geissinger and Allison Sniffin.
Performance by Judith Berkson Presented with Bang on a Can
Thursday, July 19, 2018
The William Petschek Family Music Program
Brooklyn based composer, pianist, and vocalist Judith Berkson performs a dynamic set featuring her unique blend of cantorial music, Hebrew liturgy, and her innovative indie-contemporary composed songs inspired by Chaim Soutine: Flesh.
Iva Bittová presented by Bang on a Can
Thursday, February 22, 2018
This performance by violinist-vocalist Iva Bittová reflects the central themes of cultural exchange and influence present in the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
La Mar Enfortuna presented by Bang On a Can
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Long-time collaborators Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow lead an all-star cast on modern and ancient instruments, incorporating the sounds of jazz, folk, Middle Eastern, and Latin music, in an exploration of lost and forgotten Sephardic melodies.
Art & Music: The Genius of the Burle Marx Family
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Conducted by Thiago Tiberio, President of the Burle Marx Music Society, the concert explores the relationship between the landscape architecture and art of Roberto Burle Marx and the musical compositions of his brother Walter.
Performance by Arto Lindsay
Thursday, May 12, 2016
This concert featuring Arto Lindsay echoes the themes of cultural experimentation and artistic cross-pollination explored in the exhibition, breaking down the distinctions between American and Brazilian rock music, pop music, experimental music, and improvisation.
Bang on a Can: Repetition and Difference
Thursday, July 9, 2015
A forerunner in the expansion of the violin beyond its classical and “wood-bound” tradition, Todd Reynolds electrifies in concert, weaving together composed and improvised segments, and making use of computer technology and digital loops to sculpt his sounds in real time, seamlessly integrating minimalist, pop, Jazz, Indian, African, Celtic and indigenous folk music into his own sonic blend.
Drawing Connections: Sketching at Home
Wednesday, May 27 | 1:00 pm
In this remote-learning workshop and discussion led by Jewish Museum educators, create a portfolio of drawings at home.
Drawing Connections: Sketching the City
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Get inspired by representations of city scenes on view in the exhibition Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art during this drawing class taking place while the galleries are closed to the public. Participants explore perspective, abstraction, and narrative in paintings by Charles Sheeler, Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, and others.
Modern Strategies for Storytelling in Paint
Sunday, November 17, 2019
In this afternoon painting workshop taught by artist Jaqueline Cedar, combine abstract and figurative methods of telling a story in acrylic paint on canvas inspired by work on view in the exhibition Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art.
Drawing Connections: Portraiture
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Join us for a drawing and study session that takes place in the galleries of Scenes from the Collection while the Museum is closed to the public, and engage with compelling portrait paintings that range from the realistic to the abstract.
Painting the Peculiar
Monday, November 9, 2015
Discover painting techniques and processes that explore your personal history and cultural inspirations in this three-session workshop, led by contemporary artist Jaqueline Cedar and inspired by the wild array of representational painting styles on view in the exhibition Unorthodox.
Abstraction for Adults
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Journey from figuration to abstraction through a sequence of drawing, collage, stenciling, and painting in this afternoon studio workshop taught by contemporary artist Yevgeniya Baras. Following a guided tour and discussion of the exhibition From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945 – 1952, discover your own method of abstraction to create a painting inspired by the innovative techniques in the work of Krasner and Lewis.