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The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
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Upcoming Events

Fri, Dec 15

Friday, December 15, 2017

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2 PM

Gallery Talk
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Sat, Dec 16

Saturday, December 16, 2017

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11 AM

Free Saturdays

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Sun, Dec 17

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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10 AM

Picture This!
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Sun, Dec 17

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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11:30 AM

Mister G
Family Concert

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Sun, Dec 17

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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12:30 PM

Studio Art Sessions
Painted Portrait Multiples

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Mon, Dec 18

Monday, December 18, 2017

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3 PM

Archaeology Mondays

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Wed, Dec 20

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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10:30 AM

JM Journeys
For Visitors with Early-Stage Memory Loss

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Wed, Dec 20

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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2 PM

JM Journeys
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Sat, Dec 23

Saturday, December 23, 2017

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11 AM

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Who We Are

Welcome to the Jewish Museum, a museum in New York City at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Whether you visit our home in the elegant Warburg mansion on Museum Mile, or engage with us online, there is something for everyone. Through our exhibitions, programs, and collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media, visitors can journey through 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture from around the world.


As an art museum representing the diversity of Jewish culture and identity, the Jewish Museum believes in free expression and an open society. We embrace multiple viewpoints regardless of race, gender, national origin, or religion, and we oppose discrimination in all its forms.


Our exhibitions and public programs provide platforms for cross-cultural dialogue, fostering empathy, mutual understanding, and respect. We champion the powerful roles art and artists can play in our communities, both inside and outside the Museum’s walls.

Our Mission

The Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people through its unparalleled collections and distinguished exhibitions. Learn More

History

The Jewish Museum was founded in 1904 in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where it was housed for more than four decades. Located along New York's Museum Mile, this elegant former residence has been the home of the Museum since 1947. Learn More

Stories

Objects Tell Stories: Hanukkah in the White House Read More

In celebration of Hanukkah, Senior Curator Susan Braunstein recalls two visits to the White House Hanukkah celebration to meet Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama

Jewish Museum curator Susan Braunstein at the White House with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush December 2001

Growing up in the wilds of East Flatbush in Brooklyn, where no famous people seemed to have ever lived, I never dreamed that I might meet the President of the United States. Yet, through my job as curator at the Jewish Museum, I was privileged to meet not one but two.

Hanukkah Lamp, BD, Lemberg (Lviv, Ukraine). 1867–72. Gift of Dr. Harry G. Friedman in memory of Adele Friedman

The first was George W. Bush. It was in December 2001, a few months after 9/11, and the nation was still reeling. The White House was having a Hanukkah lamp lighting ceremony, and a staff member asked if the Jewish Museum would supply the lamp. Since I was the resident expert on our Hanukkah lamp collection, I was asked to select the lamp and travel down to Washington to install it. The piece I chose was one of my favorites — an elaborate three-foot tall lamp of solid silver in Baroque style, made in Ukraine. For the lighting ceremony, the children of White House staff members said the blessings and got Hanukkah gifts, while their parents and I lined the sides of the room.

When the President entered the room, and then stood nearby to give a speech, I thought my heart would stop. I was totally unprepared for what happened afterward — he went down the line of parents, greeting them all. When he got to me, I had enough presence of mind to tell him who I was. He said something extremely gracious, but I was in such shock that I could not recall what he said.

Hanukkah Lamp, Landsberg am Lech, Germany, 1945, Gift of General Joseph T. McNarney

The second President was Barack Obama. In 2011, the Museum received a request for a Hanukkah lamp that related to the military, which was being honored at that year’s holiday celebration. The lamp we chose had been made in a Displaced Persons camp after World War II, and had been presented to General Joseph McNarney, who was in charge of the European Theater of Operations after the war. I returned to the White House to supervise the installation of the lamp and guard it during the party when the President spoke. All the guests, including me, took turns standing on line to have our picture taken with the President and First Lady. The process was extremely regulated — when an officer tapped me, I was to go stand in between the Obamas, and when he tapped me again, I was supposed to leave. I was therefore not expecting that they would actually speak to me (which they did). They could not have been more gracious or elegant, but again, due to my extreme state of awe, I have little recollection of what they said.

Jewish Museum curator Susan Braunstein at the White House with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama December 2011

But at least I have two photographs of me with these past Presidents of the United States gracing the wall of my office — a reminder that a girl from Brooklyn can meet the most powerful person in America.

— Dr. Susan L. Braunstein, Senior Curator

To explore more Hanukkah lamps in the Jewish Museum collection, visit TheJewishMuseum.org/Collection.


Objects Tell Stories: Hanukkah in the White House was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

The Jewish Museum Honored in the American Alliance... Read More

The American Alliance of Museums recently honored the Jewish Museum in several categories in the 2017 Museum Publications Design Competition.

For more nearly 30 years, the Alliance has recognized and encouraged superior execution and ingenuity in the graphic design of museum publications through the Museum Publications Design Competition. Winners are chosen for their overall design excellence, creativity and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission, or special features. The Jewish Museum has been the recipient of publication awards in past years, including the exhibition catalogue for As it were…So to speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom and the Museum Members’ Newsletter in 2016.

This year’s winning publications include:

Exhibition catalogue for Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

Exhibition Catalogue for Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

Exhibition Catalogues: Honorable Mention
Design:
J. Abbott Miller with Andrew Walters and Yoon Young Chai, Pentagram

Jewish Museum Members’ newsletter — series of three (2016)

The Jewish Museum Members’ Newsletter

Newsletters and Calendar of Events: Second Prize
Design:
Topos Graphics; Margot Laborde and James Oates, The Jewish Museum

Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design Advertisement

Print Advertisements for Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

Press Kits, Marketing and Public Relations Material: Second Prize
Design:
Baptiste David; James Oates, The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum’s Kids Gallery Guide also received an honorable mention.

To view the complete list of 2017 Museum Publications Design Competition Winners, visit aam-us.org.


The Jewish Museum Honored in the American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Awards was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

The Jewish Museum Staff Select Their Favorite Holiday... Read More

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Jewish Museum staff hopes to make your celebrating and gift-giving easier with eight beloved products for Hanukkah. Whether you’re lighting candles at home, hosting friends and family, or searching for unique gifts for all ages, we have fresh ideas for you — all available at The Jewish Museum Shop.

Ceramic Menorah by Paula Grief

Artist Paula Greif makes each of these incredible objects by hand, so no two are exactly the same. Paula trained as a graphic designer, and you can see the graphic quality come through in the solidity of this form, which works with any style of home décor.

Claudia Gould, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director

Jewish Museum Hagenauer Menorah

This piece is a limited edition based on a Hanukkah lamp in the Jewish Museum’s collection.

The artist, Karl Hagenauer, trained with Josef Hoffmann, one of the founders of the Viennese modern design movement known as the Wiener Werkstätte. Hoffmann’s influence can be seen in the curling stems and leaves and in the fluted base. I chose this Hanukkah lamp because I have a particular love of modernist design from the early twentieth century.

— Susan Braunstein, Senior Curator

Loch Ness Menorah

The Loch Ness Menorah struck me as a unique and playful menorah for families. Being a mom of a 3-year-old and 19-month-old, certainly toys and objects with animals (real or imaginary) have great appeal. My son is a huge fan of the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and this creature has a similar whimsical quality. It might be fun for them to think about designing their own menorah for Hanukkah and what animal they would choose. There are plenty of other animal-themed menorahs in the shop — it was hard to make a selection!

— Rachel Katz Levine, Assistant Director of Family Programs

Set of 6 Marc Chagall Plates by Bernardaud

I love the idea of eating on art. These are a wonderful way to brighten up a dinner party. And to bring it back to the theme of my life: Marc Chagall’s father was a herring monger.

Josh Russ Tupper, 4th Generation Co-Owner of Russ & Daughters

Fish Cutting Board

When I entertain at home, I love using this board to lay out our smoked salmon. It’s always a conversation piece. The size is large enough to make a statement, but it’s small enough for easy cleaning and storage.

—Niki Russ Federman, 4th Generation Co-Owner of Russ & Daughters

Jewish Tartan Skinny Tie

The Jewish Tartan Tie has been an excellent addition to my personal collection of navy blue ties. The history of the official Jewish Tartan, now part of the Jewish Museum collection, also makes for a great story.

Carlos Acevedo, Digital Asset Manager

Perimeter Challah & Shabbat Tray

I love mid-century modern design and this tray has that aesthetic written all over it. Not only is the tray functional, but it’s gorgeous to keep out on the coffee table all week long.

Marissa Berg, Director of Visitor Experience

Deborah Kass OY/YO Earrings

These playful and beautiful earrings designed by Jewish Museum collection artist Deborah Kass are an outstanding Hanukkah gift. They are delicate and subtle enough to wear every day and I love them because they are the perfect mix of art, pop, and Jewish culture.

Grace Astrove, Senior Development Officer for Exhibitions

Shop our complete selection of Hanukkah gifts at the Jewish Museum Shop or online at shop.thejewishmuseum.org.


The Jewish Museum Staff Select Their Favorite Holiday Gifts was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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