Gallery Talk

The Power of Language


Friday, March 9, 2018
2 – 3 pm
Floor 3

Join us for a weekly series of in-depth explorations of select works of art on view in Scenes from the Collection, the Museum’s new exhibition featuring nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art—many of which are on view for the first time.

Language has the power to heal, to harm, and to strengthen identity. Nelly Silagy Benedek, Senior Director of Education, explores how two paintings—Mel Bochner's The Joys of Yiddish (2012) and William Anastasi's Untilted (Jew), (1987)—engage with the role of language in society.

Included with Museum Admission; RSVP Recommended

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Opening Reception of the exhibition Scenes from the Collection. The Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by: Scott Rudd.