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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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

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

Kaddish (Mourner’s Prayer) by Israeli artist Moshe Gershuni On View at the Jewish Museum October 11, 2023 through January 1, 2024

Release Date: October 11, 2023

As an art museum dedicated to illuminating the complexity and vibrancy of Jewish culture, the Jewish Museum seeks to provide a space for respite, reflection, and community. In the Museum’s exhibition galleries, we bring forward the unique stories of resilience that have shaped Jewish experience across time and space. Connecting with these powerful, enduring histories has never been more urgent. We are open and our programming will continue as planned and we will be here for our members and for our visitors.

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News

The Jewish Museum and Museum Fine Arts, Boston Announce Joint Acquisition of Rare Silver Torah Finials from 1729 by Early Jewish Silversmith

Release Date: August 11, 2023

New York, NY, August 11, 2023– The Jewish Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), have jointly acquired a pair of rare Torah finials (1729) by Abraham Lopes de Oliveyra (1657-1750), the earliest known Jewish silversmith to work in England. The pair of finials are currently on view at the Jewish Museum in New York City through late October. The pair will then be on view at the MFA beginning December 2023.

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News

New Commission by Artist Rachel Feinstein in Collaboration with IPPOLITA Based on Medieval Jewish Marriage Rings Enters the Jewish Museum Collection

Release Date: March 20, 2023

New York, NY, March 20, 2023–The Jewish Museum commissioned artist Rachel Feinstein to create a new piece of Judaica for the Museum’s collection. Inspired by two historical forms—medieval-style architectural Jewish marriage rings and tower-shaped ceremonial spice containers, both represented in the Jewish Museum’s collection—Feinstein, in collaboration with IPPOLITA, created the “Marriage Ring,” a fantastical ring, almost a foot tall, in the shape of a castle rendered in sterling silver dipped in 18-karat gold. The ring will be on view in the Museum’s collection exhibition Scenes from the Collection beginning in May.

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News

37th Annual Purim Ball Raises Record $3.2 Million for the Jewish Museum

Release Date: March 16, 2023

New York, NY, March 16, 2022— The Jewish Museum held its 37th Annual Purim Ball at the Plaza on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Over 1,200 distinguished guests were in attendance for the festive dinner and After Party hosted by the Jewish Museum’s Young Patrons group. This year’s Purim Ball raised a record $3.2 million for the Museum. The event honored Brad S. Karp, Chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and Bang on a Can, the multi-faceted performing arts organization.

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Photography and Filming Policy

Members of the media may photograph or film within approved areas of the Jewish Museum for the purpose of news coverage. Photo and video shoots must be approved by the Communications Department and arranged at least 48 hours in advance. All organized photo or film shoots inside the Museum require an escort by a member of the Communications staff. Please contact us for more information or to discuss scheduling a shoot.

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Press requests for information, images, interview opportunities, and photo/video shoot appointments can be directed to the Communications Department:

  • Anne Scher

    Senior Director of Strategic Communications

    Daniela Stigh

    Director of Marketing Communications

  • Contact Information:

    212.423.3271 212.423.3232
  • Mailing Address:

    Communications Department
    The Jewish Museum
    1109 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10128