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The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-07-04 13:39

Happy 4th of July! The Jewish Museum is closed on Wednesdays and will reopen on Thursday at 11 am. Florine Stettheimer, "Fourth of July, Number 1" (1927) from our exhibition last summer "Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry"

Martha Rosler’s Powerful Collages Are a Wake-Up Call to America

"These days, it’s often up to the internet—not just artists—to find the jarring configurations that might expose the lunacy of our times."

Get ready for "Martha Rosler: Irrespective" opening this fall at the Jewish Museum:

The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-06-29 19:45

Out of hundreds of objects on display in our "Taxonomies" gallery within "Scenes from the Collection," one of the oddest might be this ceremonial spice container—made from a coconut, in the shape of an owl:

The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-06-29 12:07

Are these paintings kosher? How Chaim Soutine projected his childhood experiences growing up with Jewish kosher laws of butchery and ritual slaughter in western Russia onto his paintings of animals on view now in "Chaim Soutine: Flesh"

The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-06-25 18:38

The Jewish Museum remembers South African photographer David Goldblatt, who passed away at 87. As both citizen and photographer, he was witness to apartheid’s infiltration into every aspect of life in his home country. Featured at the Jewish Museum in 2010, his black and white images illuminat...

The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-06-24 14:28

Wishing a happy Pride to everyone marching today in the NYC Pride Parade 🌈 On view now in "Scenes from the Collection" Hannah Wilke, "Venus Pareve" (1982-84) and Ross Bleckner, "Double Portrait (Gay Flag)" 1993 🏳️‍🌈

If These Walls Could Schmooze – The Jewish Museum

Have you ever wondered about the curious little drawings that cover the walls of Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum? Titled "In This Life There Was Very Much," the mural is the work of artist Maira Kalman, an assemblage of sketches commissioned by the Jewish Museum...

The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-06-21 21:48

On the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, enjoy daylight a bit longer with this work by Israeli designer Zelig Segal in the Jewish Museum collection. In Braille characters, the sculpture spells out the iconic Biblical proclamation "let there be light" http://...
Scenes from the Collection: Personas - The Jewish Museum 2018-06-21 16:51

Scenes from the Collection: Personas - The Jewish Museum 2018-06-21 16:51

Scenes from the Collection: Personas: Is the selfie really just the modern self-portrait? For centuries, self-portraits have expressed who the artist is and how they wish to be seen. On National Selfie Day, take a look at how artists from past and present have represented themselves in thi...

The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-06-20 12:13

Today is World Refugee Day, dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees around the world, past and present. In 1951, photojournalist Ruth Orkin captured this Iraqi-Jewish boy arriving at Lydda Airport after fleeing to Israel in 1951:

The Jewish Museum Photo 2018-06-19 15:34

On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed by the U.S. government for conspiracy to commit espionage during the Cold War. Artist Adrian Piper responded to this moment of fear in American history with "Xenophobia I: Anti-Semitism" (1987) in the Jewish Muse...
Josh Gondelman Hosts Comedy Night at the Jewish Museum

Josh Gondelman Hosts Comedy Night at the Jewish Museum

Josh Gondelman Hosts Comedy Night at the Jewish Museum: This Thursday, Josh Gondelman, comedian and writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver hosts Comedy Night at the Jewish Museum, featuring comedians Roy Wood, Jr., Emmy Blotnick, Alison Leiby, Gary Gulman, and more with a mu...
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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: