The Press Room

Welcome to the Jewish Museum’s online Press Room, designed for use by the working press. Members of the media may view and download information on current and upcoming exhibitions and programs, access the press release archive, and request high-resolution images for publication. We look forward to working with you and thank you for your interest in the Jewish Museum.

Press Releases

News

The Jewish Museum Announces Transformation of Half Its Public Space to Bring to Life 4,000 Years of Jewish Culture Through Art

Release Date: May 21, 2024

New York, NY, May 21, 2024— The Jewish Museum announced today that it is embarking on a major reinvention of its third and fourth floors, transforming half of the Museum’s public space. Opening Fall 2025, the project includes the renewal of the Museum’s education facilities on the fourth floor as a center for teaching and learning in gallery settings and their dynamic connection to the third floor, which will feature an innovative presentation of works from the collection that tell stories about the vibrancy and complexity of Jewish culture over more than 4,000 years. This project reflects a new vision that places teaching and learning at the center of the Museum’s activities and will build capacity for the Museum’s far-ranging exhibitions and public programs, presenting the work of artists and thinkers from diverse cultures worldwide to stimulate dialogue and promote understanding.

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Exhibitions

Exhibition Featuring the Work of Seven Emerging Artists Who Challenge the Boundaries of Figurative Art

Release Date: May 9, 2024

New York, NY, May 9, 2024—The Jewish Museum presents Overflow, Afterglow: New Work in Chromatic Figuration, on view from May 24 through September 15, 2024. New works in painting, sculpture, and installation by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, Sasha Gordon, Sara Issakharian, Chella Man, Ilana Savdie, Austin Martin White, and Rosha Yaghmai exploree how supernatural color and uncanny luminescence challenge the boundaries of traditional figuration. The exhibition highlights the figure’s malleability and continual metamorphosis, expressing the lived experiences of a multiethnic, multiracial, and otherwise multifaceted group of makers.

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Exhibitions

Exhibition Featuring Frederick Kiesler’s Experimental Designs Includes His Previously Unrealized Mobile Home Library Fabricated Especially For This Exhibition

Release Date: April 22, 2024

New York, NY, April 22, 2024—The Jewish Museum presents Frederick Kiesler: Vision Machines, a concise yet rich examination of Frederick John Kiesler’s (1890-1965) experimental design practice through the activities of his Laboratory for Design Correlation at Columbia University from the late 1930s to the early 1940s. The output of Kiesler’s Laboratory included research, design studies, and drawings that probed the possibilities of his theory of biotechnique, while reflecting on the relation between, design, energy, and the human body (it’s posture, respiration rates, and image consciousness). The exhibition highlights two of Kiesler’s most essential and ambitious projects developed at the Laboratory: the Mobile Home Library and the Vision Machine. Together these projects illustrate the fantastical scope and applications of Kiesler’s Correalism: a design approach he conceived to “express the dynamics of continual interaction between man and his natural and technological environments.” The exhibition is on view from April 25 through July 28, 2024.

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News

38th Annual Purim Ball Raised Record $3.45 Million for the Jewish Museum

Release Date: April 8, 2024

New York, NY, April 8, 2022— The Jewish Museum’s 38th Annual Purim Ball, held at The Plaza on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, raised a record $3.45 million for the Museum. Approximately 1,250 guests were in attendance for the festive dinner and the After Party hosted by the Jewish Museum’s Young Patrons. This year’s Purim Ball honored William D. Zabel, a pioneering attorney and champion of human and civil rights, who was recognized for his contributions to arts and culture, and Marta Minujín, the celebrated Argentine artist whose solo exhibition just closed at the Jewish Museum, who was honored for her 60-year legacy of exuberance and activism through art. The event also celebrated the Museum’s 120th anniversary.

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Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: March 28, 2024

New York, NY, March 28, 2024—The Jewish Museum has announced its schedule of exhibitions through the Spring of 2025, including Jim Dine’s Hiroshima series; a concise examination of Frederick Kiesler’s experimental design practice; new work by seven emerging artists; the first U.S. museum exhibition of visual artist Ilit Azoulay; Trenton Doyle Hancock’s works presented together with those by Philip Guston; and the Book of Esther as it was depicted in the age of Rembrandt. 

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Exhibitions

Exhibition Featuring Frederick Kiesler's Experimental Designs Opens at the Jewish Museum in April

Release Date: February 27, 2024

New York, NY, February 27, 2024—The Jewish Museum will present Frederick Kiesler: Vision Machines, a concise yet rich examination of Frederick John Kiesler’s (1890-1965) experimental design practice through the activities of his Laboratory for Design Correlation at Columbia University from the late 1930s to the early 1940s. The output of Kiesler’s Laboratory included research, design studies, and drawings that probed the possibilities of his theory of biotechnique, while reflecting on the relation between, design, energy, and the human body (it’s posture, respiration rates, and image consciousness). The exhibition will highlight two of Kiesler’s most essential and ambitious projects developed at the Laboratory: the Mobile Home Library and the Vision Machine. Together these projects illustrate the fantastical scope and applications of Kiesler’s Correalism: a design approach he conceived to “express the dynamics of continual interaction between man and his natural and technological environments.” The exhibition will be on view from April 25 through July 28, 2024.

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Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum Open December 25

Release Date: December 20, 2023

New York, NY, December 20, 2023—The Jewish Museum is open on Monday, December 25 from 11 am to 4 pm. Highlights this year include the special exhibitions Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! and Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé; new installations on the Museum's third floor; and Nefesh Mountain in concert. 

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Exhibitions

Upcoming Programs at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: December 8, 2023

New York, NY, December 8, 2023—The Jewish Museum plans to expand its programming as a resource for engagement and education in these challenging times.The Museum will be launching a series of initiatives around the conflict in the Middle East, providing a forum for dialogue and reflection on the role of art and culture during these complex times. These initiatives include public programs, art installations, and staff sessions, reinforcing the Museum’s mission to share ideas and promote understanding.

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Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center Announce the 33rd Annual New York Jewish Film Festival, Presented January 10-24, 2024

Release Date: December 7, 2023

NEW YORK, NY (December 7, 2023) – The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center will present the 33rd annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF) from January 10 through 24, 2024. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, NYJFF presents the finest documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. 

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Exhibitions

Photographs of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Famous Collars and Necklaces Taken by Elinor Carucci on View at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: November 27, 2023

New York, NY, November 27, 2023—The Jewish Museum presents RBG Collars: Photographs by Elinor Carucci, an installation of two dozen photographs of former US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s collars and necklaces taken by the contemporary photographer Elinor Carucci (Israeli, b. 1971) shortly after Ginsburg’s death in 2020. The suite of photographs is being shown at the Jewish Museum for the first time since they were acquired for the Museum’s collection in 2021. The installation will also include jewelry from the collection, reflecting freely on the expressive possibilities as well as the cultural and religious aspects of adornment. RBG Collars: Photographs by Elinor Carucci will be on view from December 15, 2023, through May 27, 2024, in Scenes from the Collection on Floor Three of the Museum.

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Exhibitions

Marta Minujín, Una Fuerza Determinante Del Arte Latinoamericano de Posguerra, Llega Por Primera Vez A Una Exposición En Estatdos Unidos, En El Jewish Museum

Release Date: November 14, 2023

Nueva York, 14 de noviembre de 2023: El Jewish Museum presenta la primera mayor exposición en los Estados Unidos de Marta Minujín, una fuerza determinante del arte latinoamericano, cuya trayectoria atravesó los desarrollos artísticos más importantes del período de posguerra sin dejar de mostrar un espíritu y una visión singulares, imbuidos de una inteligencia aguda, un humor irreverente y una presencia performativa. Del 17 de noviembre de 2023 al 31 de marzo de 2024, Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! refleja la carrera de la artista, que durante las últimas seis décadas ha desafiado los géneros establecidos.

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Exhibitions

Marta Minujín, A Defining Force of Postwar Latin American Art, Featured in Featured in First U.S. Survey Exhibition at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: November 14, 2023

New York, NY, November 14, 2023— The Jewish Museum is presenting the first survey exhibition in the United States of Marta Minujín, a defining force of Latin American art whose trajectory intersected with the major artistic developments of the postwar period while reflecting a singular spirit and vision infused by her sharp intellect, irreverent humor, and performative presence. On view from November 17, 2023 through April 1, 2024, Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! reflects the genre-defying arc of the artist’s six-decade career.

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