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The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-09-23 11:52

Sukkot begins tonight at sundown, commemorating the autumn harvest and the forty-year period during which the Children of Israel wandered in the desert. An important Sukkot tradition involves the use of an etrog (a yellow fruit similar to a large, wrinkly lemon), which is protected inside ...

Opening Reception: Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich

Last night we celebrated the opening of "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922" at the Jewish Museum. Learn more at
Happy Rosh Hashanah! - The Jewish Museum 2018-09-09 09:09

Happy Rosh Hashanah! - The Jewish Museum 2018-09-09 09:09

Happy Rosh Hashanah!: From all of us at the Jewish Museum, we wish you a happy and healthy 5779! In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Museum will be closed today at 3 pm through Wednesday, September 12. We reopen on Thursday, September 13 at 11 am:

The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-08-30 15:46

Be the first to see "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922" at our Member-Only Preview on September 13. Join to attend:

The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-08-29 22:47

On view now, the work of Lynn Hershman Leeson blurs real and virtual worlds. This self-portrait of the artist as a fictional woman named Roberta Breitmore suggests that a person’s identity is not fixed, but subject to change or suppression:

The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-08-27 19:19

Man Ray was born Emmanuel Radnitzky on this day in 1890. He rejected his birth name and his Russian-Jewish immigrant past, moving as an expatriate to Paris in 1921. In this solarized self-portrait taken in 1930, he projects self-confidence in securing not just a comfortable distance from his roo...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist:

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: