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🎨 Born on this day to a wealthy New York Jewish family in 1871, painter and poet #FlorineStettheimer was an icon of the Jazz Age. In 2017, our exhibition "Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry" brought together over 50 paintings and drawings, costumes and theater designs, photographs and ephemera, as well as poems such as this one about New York: ⁣ At last grown young⁣ with noise⁣ and color⁣ and light⁣ and jazz⁣ dance marathons and poultry shows⁣ soulsavings and rodeos⁣ gabfeasts and beauty contests⁣ sky towers and bridal bowers⁣ speakeasy bars and motor cars⁣ columnists and movie stars⁣ ⁣ —Florine Stettheimer

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On #WorldPhotographyDay, here's a photograph that must be seen in person to appreciate its hyperreal detail and scale. Recently acquired for the #JewishMuseumCollection and now on view, this work by #MarkusBrunetti of the Choral Synagogue in Bucharest is composed of thousands of digital images, shot three square feet at a time, and painstakingly stitched together to form one large-scale composite. One of the only synagogues active in Romania today, the Choral Synagogue was constructed between 1864-1866 to serve a then-robust Jewish community of Bucharest, the majority of whom were killed or fled during World War II.

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Today is your final chance to see "Masterpieces and Curiosities: #ElaineLustigCohen," the exhibition dedicated to the late pioneering graphic designer who helped shape the Jewish Museum’s institutional identity in the 1960s. Lustig Cohen designed approximately twenty catalogues for the Jewish Museum including "Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors," the exhibition that introduced Minimalism to America. The cover features an abstracted P and a snaking red S against a vibrant yellow background, echoing the colorful materials and bold forms of the Minimalist sculptures that appeared in the show.

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Give a little love today on #TuBAv, the Jewish holiday of love 💗 In 1977 artist #RobertIndiana created a Hebrew version of his iconic LOVE sculpture. The four letters used to spell "ahava" were placed in the same iconic two-over-two composition. #JewishMuseumCollection

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This newly-restored Torah ark curtain from Istanbul made ca. 1735 holds an unusual depiction of Istanbul’s Blue Mosque at its center. There are different theories as to why a piece of Jewish ritual art would contain an image of a mosque: the curtain may have originated in a Muslim setting and later acquired and altered for Jewish ceremonial use; or the Blue Mosque may symbolize the city of Istanbul the way the Eiffel Tower symbolizes Paris or, the Dome of the Rock might symbolize Jerusalem. Opening on September 6, "Masterpieces and Curiosities: The Benguiat Collection" will examine this Torah ark curtain among one of the first acquisitions in the Jewish Museum's history, featuring decorative and ceremonial art related to Jewish culture, part of an extensive collection amassed by Turkish art dealer and collector Hadji Ephraim Benguiat. 🔯🕌 #JewishMuseumCollection

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Tomorrow night (and every Thursday in August), join us for Cocktails with Cohen​ to toast the late, great singer/songwriter. Enjoy #LeonardCohen's signature "Red Needle" cocktail 🍹(a tequila, cranberry juice, lemon, and ice drink invented by Cohen himself in 1975 in Needles, California) and see the exhibition "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything," closing on September 8.

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Last night we celebrated the launch of our new Mobile Tours audio guide platform supported by @bloombergdotorg at our #BloombergConnects InstaMeet. Our guests enjoyed food and drinks by @russanddaughters and listened to artists @mairakalman @kehindewiley @imisaacmizrahi @arleneshechet from our collection discuss their works in the #JewishMuseumCollection. Thank you to everyone who joined us! Swipe 👉 to see more photos and explore on your own from any device at Tours.TheJewishMuseum.org 🎧📱

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Over six decades, #ElaineLustigCohen (1927-2016) moved among diverse activities including art, design, and rare-book dealing. From 1962 to 1967, the pioneering graphic designer helped shape the Jewish Museum’s institutional identity, directing the design of catalogues, posters, and printed ephemera for its progressive exhibitions, including "Primary Structures," which introduced Minimalism to America. At the same time, Lustig Cohen developed a hard-edge style as a painter, demonstrating that the lineage of Postpainterly Abstraction should be expanded beyond the fine arts to include postwar graphic design. Don’t miss your last chance to see "Masterpieces and Curiosities: Elaine Lustig Cohen" closing this Sunday, August 18.

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On #BookLoversDay, take a page out of @mairakalman’s book—be inspired by the artist's "Parisian Room" from the #JewishMuseumCollection 📚💕

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On view now in "Scenes from the Collection," this painting by artist @nirhod is based on a famous photograph from World War II, which depicts Nazi soldiers rounding up a group of Jews for deportation to the death camps during the Holocaust, in which six million Jews perished (swipe to view the 1943 photograph by a Nazi propaganda photographer). The emotional impact of this image is localized in the terrified face of the young boy at right, who has become a symbol of the war’s child victims. "Mother" shifts the focus onto the woman as a way of removing her from historical context. #NirHod’s painting explores the original photograph’s iconic status and the ways such records of the Holocaust may lose some of their power through repeated reproduction. #JewishMuseumCollection

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On #InternationalCatDay, we challenge you to count the 🐱 on @mairakalman's mural at @russanddaughters at the Jewish Museum. Tap the link in bio to listen to the artist and her son Alex Kalman discuss this work, who suggests: "If you’re with a child and they’re driving you crazy and you need to give them something to do so you can have a moment to eat your salmon or drink your coffee, then you can ask them to count the number of fish that are on the wall, or find the man playing the violin, or find the cats and count the cats, or find the accordion player, or the fish that is spitting water, or count how many men are wearing hats, or how many women are wearing dresses, and how many people look like they’re having a nice time and how many people look like they’re not." ☕️🥯🐟

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"As a teenager growing up in Hong Kong, we had limited access to music from the west," says video artist, filmmaker, and photographer @george_fok. "One day I came across the tribute album called 'I’m Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen'...I was impressed upon my first listen. This became my entry point to #LeonardCohen." Tap the link in bio to read more about #GeorgeFok's first encounter with the music of Leonard Cohen, and the inspiration for his immersive video installation "Passing Through," on view through September 8 in "#LeonardCohen: A Crack in Everything."

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American Pop artist #AndyWarhol was born Andrew Warhola on this day in 1928. Recently acquired for the #JewishMuseumCollection, this commissioned silkscreen portrait of Edna Weissman will be on view starting this September in "Scenes from the Collection."

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On this day 75 years ago, #AnneFrank wrote her final diary entry. On August 4, 1944, the Gestapo captured a Jewish family hiding inside an Amsterdam warehouse. Among those arrested was Anne Frank, age 15. She would eventually die at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, but the diary she left behind became one of the most important accounts of the Holocaust ever written. On view now, this eerie portrait of Anne Frank by artist #AbshalomJacLahav is part of his series "48 Jews." #JewishMuseumCollection

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Calling all teens! 📢 A few spots are still open in our Summer Studio for middle and high school students, August 12-16. Join us in a week-long, immersive exploration of art on view in the galleries, then experiment with materials in our art studio and create your own 3D models, collages, and prints inspired by the exhibition #LeonardCohen: A Crack in Everything." Learn more and register at TheJewishMuseum.org/SummerStudio 🎨

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📱🎧 To celebrate our new Mobile Tours platform, you're invited to join us and @bloombergdotorg for an InstaMeet at the Jewish Museum on Monday, August 12 at 6:30 pm. Try out our new audio guides during a private viewing of the #JewishMuseumCollection and #LeonardCohen: A Crack in Everything, with special guests @mairakalman @mmuseumm @nikitafed, plus food and drinks provided by @russanddaughters at the Jewish Museum 🍹🥯 UPDATE: Registration for this event is now closed. Confirmation emails will be sent to those attending.

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The Jewish Museum remembers collection artist #LeonKossoff (1926-2019), who has died at age 92. One of the most important painters of postwar Britain, Kossoff was known for his thick impasto painting style, often depicting images of urban life and expressionistic portraits of friends and family such as "Head of Mother" (1965) in the #JewishMuseumCollection.

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In 1975, singer/songwriter #LeonardCohen invented the "Red Needle" in Needles, California 🍹 a cocktail made of tequila, cranberry juice, lemon, and ice. Starting this Thursday, August 1, 5:30-7:30 pm (and every Thursday evening in August), join the Jewish Museum and @russanddaughters to celebrate the exhibition "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything," closing on September 8, at Cocktails with Cohen.

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"Feminism is a viewpoint that demands a rethinking of all structural relations in society. Feminism is powerful because it is true."⁣ ⁣ Happy birthday to artist #MarthaRosler, the subject of our recent survey "Irrespective," covering her five decades-long practice that continues to evolve and respond to the shifting contours of political life.

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Calling all families 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 starting today and every Monday afternoon in July, join us to create unique art projects inspired by "#LeonardCohen: A Crack in Everything" and the #JewishMuseumCollection at Summer Art Mondays. Design a whimsical musical instrument, paint to music, create a found object sculpture, and more. Included with Museum Admission and RSVP at TheJewishMuseum.org/SummerArtMondays 🎨

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Celebrate #CanadaDay 🇨🇦 with a visit to our exhibition dedicated to #LeonardCohen, the singer/songwriter and global icon from Montréal, Canada. Born into a Jewish family in Westmount, Cohen traveled the world in pursuit of music and poetry but always returned to Montreal to “renew his neurotic affiliations." Featuring the immersive work of 14 contemporary artists, "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything" at the Jewish Museum explores how the extraordinary poet of the imperfection of the human condition inspired generations with his music.

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🌈 Happy #Pride to everyone marching in today's #NYCPrideMarch! Don't miss the final week of our "Personas" gallery in "Scenes from the Collection" on view through next Sunday, July 7, featuring artist #RossBleckner's "Double Portrait (Gay Flag)" 🏳️‍🌈 #JewishMuseumCollection

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The Jewish Museum occupies a unique space in the cultural landscape of New York and the world—illuminating stories of the Jewish experience through art. In a time characterized by polarization and rising antisemitism, it is crucial that we continue to highlight these stories and promote new paths to Jewish awareness and inclusion. As our fiscal year comes to a close, please consider making a donation to strengthen our mission at TheJewishMuseum.org/Donate

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Experience “#LeonardCohen: A Crack in Everything” as a Jewish Museum member and gain unparalleled access to the acclaimed exhibition. Now through September 8, members can enjoy this immersive experience during private viewing hours from 10 – 11 am every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday before the galleries open to the public. Join today at TheJewishMuseum.org/Join

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“Basically, the piece calls on older people who have the power of life and death over their children to exercise love, compassion, and restraint,” says American artist #GeorgeSegal about his monumental sculpture "Abraham and Isaac (In Memory of May 4, 1970, Kent State University)" (1978). The artist adapted the biblical story of Abraham, who was commanded to sacrifice his son Isaac as proof of his obedience and faith in God, as an allegory for the 1970 tragedy at Kent State University in Ohio. During the incident, National Guardsmen, who were ordered to control an escalated anti-Vietnam protest, shot and killed four students, wounding nine others. Opening on July 19 within "Scenes from the Collection," Segal's life-sized plaster installation will be shown at the Jewish Museum for the first time. #JewishMuseumCollection

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#MuseumInstaSwap Next Friday, June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings, one of the most impactful moments for the modern-day #LGBTQ rights movement. It began when nine police officers raided the Stonewall Inn ( @thestonewallinn), a popular New York City gay bar located on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. To the officers’ surprise, the regulars at the Inn resisted the arrest and fought back. It was in this moment that the infamous uprising began. ⁣ ⁣ On view now in #ArtAfterStonewall at @leslielohmanmuseum, this photograph by Fred W. McDarrah "Celebration After Riots Outside Stonewall Inn, Nelly (Betsy Mae Koolo), Chris (Drag Queen Chris), Roger Davis, Michelle and Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, June 1969" documents the crowds of youth celebrating the end of the Stonewall uprisings. As a member of the #Stonewall50 Consortium, the Jewish Museum took part in a year of programming to commemorate the movement’s anniversary, from workshops and lectures, to discussions for teens and high school Gender and Sexuality Alliance Clubs.

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#MuseumInstaSwap The @leslielohmanmuseum houses an astonishing collection of over 30,000 objects speaking directly to the many aspects of the #LGBTQ experience. Additionally, the Museum maintains a research library of over 3,000 volumes. The collection and library delve into a range of topics, from coming out, sexual and gender politics, activism, and the continued fight for equality. Together, these resources anchor the Museum as a cultural hub for the LGBTQ community, creating a space for education, scholarship from a queer perspective, and dialogue on LGBTQ issues.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The Museum's current exhibition #ArtAfterStonewall pulls from both its collection and the collections of institutions across the country to mark the 50th anniversary of the #Stonewall uprisings. This is the first major exhibition to examine the impact of the LGBTQ civil-rights movement on the art world. ⁣ ⁣ Swipe 👉 for highlights, including many artists also in the #JewishMuseumCollection: ⁣⁣ 1. Joan Snyder, "Heart On," 1975 ⁣⁣ 2. Peter Hujar, "Cockette Bearded Cockette," 1973 ⁣⁣ 3. Diane Arbus, "Two Men Dancing at a Drag Ball, N.Y.C." 1970

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Today we join 46 other museums in NYC for the fourth annual #MuseumInstaSwap! We'll be swapping Instagram accounts for the day while visiting the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art ( @leslielohmanmuseum) in SoHo. From Wooster Street, JEB (Joan E. Biren)'s window installation "Being Seen Makes a Movement Possible" wraps the facade of the Museum in a powerful expression of #QUEERPOWER for #PrideMonth 🌈 ⁣ The origins of the Leslie-Lohman Museum can be traced back to 1969, when partners Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman launched the first gay art exhibition space in New York. Throughout the 1980s, the founders rescued artworks from the families of HIV/AIDS positive artists, with the aim of preserving the histories, perspectives, and artwork for a generation of artists that otherwise would cease to exist. Today, the Museum is recognized as the only art museum in the world dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of artwork that speaks to the #LGBTQ experience.

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What is queerness and how is it explored art? Tomorrow at 2 pm, consider these questions at our gallery talk on #LGBTQ works in the #JewishMuseumCollection including "Subject Matters" (1989-90) by @debkass: "In this painting I tried to address subjectivity and objectification, naming and anonymity, seeing and invisibility, issues that continue to be just as urgent years later, in all of my overlapping communities, whether it is who is a Jew in Israel, to the ordination of Gay and Lesbian rabbis, to art in the age of Post-Feminism." ⁣ Tomorrow on Instagram, we'll be exploring works of art in the @leslielohmanmuseum of Gay and Lesbian Art as we take part in the fourth annual #MuseumInstaSwap! Follow along as we swap Instagram accounts for the day while celebrating artists in the Jewish Museum and Leslie-Lohman Museum collections in honor of #PrideMonth 🌈

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Today is #WorldRefugeeDay, dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees around the world, past and present. In 1951 while on assignment for @life magazine, photojournalist #RuthOrkin captured the moment a young Jewish refugee from Iraq arrived at the Lydda airport in Israel. During this period, more than 120,000 Jews were airlifted from Iraq to Israel after the Iraqi government declared Zionism a capital offense. #JewishMuseumCollection

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On this day in 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed for conspiring to aid the Soviet Union’s development of atomic-bomb technology. "Xenophobia I: Anti-Semitism" by artist #AdrianPiper in the #JewishMuseumCollection was inspired by the story of the Rosenbergs, exploring the fear of the other and the way it distorts our perception of people whom we regard as unfamiliar or threatening. For Piper, "We used the Rosenbergs to transform our fear of an alien other invading us from outside into fear of one another, alienating ourselves from the suspected invader within us: the idea of sharing, trust, and mutual solidarity."

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📺 Workplace sitcoms and dramas like "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" ( @maiseltv) have long been an important staple of television, creating situations where people of different religions, races, and beliefs, can interact. On view starting July 12 in our rotating #JewishMuseumCollection exhibition "Scenes from the Collection," "Television and Beyond: Workplace Encounters" will feature a selection of television clips exploring interactions in the workplace—from classics such as "The West Wing" and contemporary programs like "Atlanta" and "Mad Men."

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Happy #FathersDay from the Jewish Museum! Swipe 👉 to explore these works celebrating dads in the #JewishMuseumCollection: ⁣ ⁣ 1. Angela Calomiris, "Father and Son," 1938-42⁣ 2. Richard Avedon, "Jacob Israel Avedon," 1969-73⁣ 3. Archie Lieberman, "Kibbutz Father and Child - Ein Gev," from "The Israelis" series, c. 1960⁣ 4. Laurence Salzmann, "Rabbi Josif Tirnauer with his Daughter Berta, The Last Jews of Radauti," 1974-76 ⁣ 5. Louis Stettner, "Coming to America," c. 1951

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🏳️‍🌈 Celebrate #FlagDay and #PrideMonth by taking a closer look at @rossbleckner's "Double Portrait (Gay Flag)," a self-portrait of the artist's dual identities: the stripes form the gay pride flag, referring to Bleckner’s identity as a gay man. His Jewishness is symbolized by the Star of David, in subtle low relief at upper center ✡️

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🏳️‍🌈✡️ “Queer people anywhere are responsible for queer people everywhere,” says writer and community organizer @adameli, who recently led a gallery talk highlighting #LGBTQ works in the #JewishMuseumCollection. "The Jewish Museum and @russanddaughters were some of the few places where I felt like I could be completely Jewish and completely queer without having to compromise on either of those identities." Tap the link in bio to read our interview with Eli as he discusses empathy and the intersection of Queer identity and Jewish culture. #PrideMonth

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Thank you to the more than 2,000 visitors who joined us last night at the Jewish Museum for the 41st annual #MuseumMileFestival! Swipe 👉 for more photos from New York's biggest block party on 5th Avenue, where we welcomed live music by Steven Bernstein's Sexmob presented in collaboration with @bangonacan and art-making activities for families inspired by our current exhibition “#LeonardCohen: A Crack in Everything.”

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The Jewish Museum is proud to participate in the 2019 Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families. #BlueStarMuseum 💙

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (#APAHM) and we're exploring works in the #JewishMuseumCollection that celebrate the intersection of Asian and Jewish experiences. These photographs by American photographer #ArthurRothstein document Jewish life in the Shanghai Hongkou Ghetto during World War II, when Jews from Iraq, Russia, Germany, Austria, and Poland fled to China—one of the few remaining countries at the time that did not limit immigration or require visas or passports for entry. From 1943 to 1945, the city of Shanghai saved the lives of more than 18,000 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. Images: ⁣ ⁣ 1. Refugees Looking at List of Survivors, 1946⁣ 2. Hongkou Refugee Camp, Shanghai, 1946⁣ 3. Refugees from Nazi Germany, Shanghai, 1946⁣ 4. Refugee Doctors Practice in Shanghai, 1946

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Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Get ready for tonight's @gameofthrones series finale as told through these works in the #JewishMuseumCollection 👉 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. 🏆 Hanukkah Lamp (19th to early 20th century)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 2. Dragon egg 🐉 Etrog Container (1903)⁣⁣⁣⁣ 3. Littlefinger ☝️ Torah Pointer (19th century)⁣⁣⁣⁣ 4. The Mountain ⛰ Helmet (8th-5th century BCE)⁣⁣⁣⁣ 5. The Greyjoys ⛵️ Ship Model (1972)⁣⁣⁣⁣ 6. Tormund 👨🏻‍🦰 James Jacques Joseph Tissot "Samson Slays a Thousand Men" (1896-1902)⁣⁣ 7. Hand of the King 👑 Engagement Pin (1912)⁣⁣⁣⁣ 8. White Walkers 🧟‍♂️ Gil Yefman Skullcap (2009) ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 9. Dragonglass 🗡 Blade (6-5th millennium BCE)⁣⁣⁣⁣ 10. Arya Stark 🔪 Hanukkah Lamp (19th century)⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #GameofThrones #GameofThronesFinale

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Artists #BarnettNewman and #AdolphGottlieb, both born in New York City to Jewish parents from Eastern Europe, met in the early 1920s through their studies at the Art Students League in New York, where they became lifelong friends. On view now in "The Gift," this watercolor of Barnett Newman and his wife Annalee on the beach with a friend was a wedding gift from Gottlieb in 1936 🏖 #MuseumWeek #FriendsMW

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“As we go into space, we carry our civilization and culture with us. Being a Jew is part of that,” said Astronaut Jeff Hoffman, a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1985. During his time on the shuttle, Hoffman brought with him this #mezuzah, which he velcroed to his sleeping bunk. The mezuzah would go on to orbit the Earth 109 times before eventually being gifted by Hoffman to the #JewishMuseumCollection 🚀#MuseumWeek #ExploreMW

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"The problems of painting which interest me have been latent within my graphic and interior design," said #ElaineLustigCohen in 1968 about her hard-edge paintings, which draw on the compositional strategies and distinctively bold color palette of her radical design work. Today at 2 pm, explore modern design—both sacred and secular—in the #JewishMuseumCollection at our gallery talk. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP at TheJewishMuseum.org/Calendar 🔶

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Opening this fall, the Jewish Museum presents "#RachelFeinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone," the first survey of the New York-based artist @rachelfeinsteinstudio featuring three decades of sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, and video. From Feinstein’s earliest to her most recent works, female figures probe how notions of “the feminine” manifest in the popular imagination, drawing from religion and fairy tales, high European craft and American kitsch, or her experience of motherhood and feminist ideologies.

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🌈 Celebrate today's #MuseumWeek theme #RainbowMW with #RossBleckner's "Double Portrait (Gay Flag)" on view now, a self-portrait of the artist's gay and Jewish identity. The stripes form the gay pride flag 🏳️‍🌈 while his Jewishness is symbolized by the Star of David ✡️ in subtle low relief at upper center of the painting. "AIDS and fear made me make the images more personal and more political," the artist recalled. "It was oddly liberating. You identify yourself more as a gay man, or whoever you are, and it helps you to realize who you are as an artist." #JewishMuseumCollection

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American painter #JasperJohns turns 89 today. Although most well known for his flag paintings, this untitled work from 1991 signaled a change in subject matter, including objects and images from his own life. Johns first gifted the painting to Annalee Newman, the wife of fellow artist Barnett Newman, in exchange for the two original Newman drawings depicted. The work recently entered the #JewishMuseumCollection through a gift from the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation, now part of the exhibition titled "The Gift." 🎁

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Hidden behind the walls of our Museum, a pair of wall drawings by artist #SolLeWitt have been rarely seen since they were first installed in 1999. LeWitt chose this site in our second floor galleries for its historical references—a space that still retains architectural details of our French Chateau-style Warburg mansion. Born in Hartford, CT to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, LeWitt pioneered the Conceptual Art movement at a time when art was reacting against the subjectiveness of 1950s Abstract Expressionism. LeWitt's objective methodology employs grids, serials, and sets of instructions, enabling one idea to generate multiple works. #MuseumWeek #SecretsMW

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This week, the Jewish Museum joins museums worldwide to celebrate #MuseumWeek: 7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ For today’s theme #WomenInCulture, meet #EdithHalpert, the first significant female gallerist in the United States, and the subject of our upcoming exhibition "Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art" opening this fall at the Jewish Museum. Halpert's trailblazing career paved the way for the next generation of women leaders in the art world, and her inclusive vision continues to inform our understanding of American art today.⁣ ⁣ Image: Bernard Karfiol, Portrait of Edith Gregor Halpert and Adam, 1935. Oil on canvas. 🐶

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On this day in 1939, more than 900 Jews fled Nazi Germany aboard the SS St. Louis from Hamburg, Germany to Havana, Cuba, including Fred Hofman (born Siegfried Hofmann). Carrying his Torah binder—one of his sole possessions—Hofman reached Havana only to be forced back across the Atlantic. Hofman was sent to a refugee camp in the Netherlands but, through the efforts of his family, ultimately reached the United States in April 1940, where he served in the U.S. army from 1942 to 1946. Although Hofman and his Torah binder ultimately survived, more than 250 aboard the steamship were killed by the Nazis. #JewishMuseumCollection

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Happy #MothersDay to mommies and bubbies everywhere! Enjoy these photographs of mothers in the #JewishMuseumCollection 👉 ⁣ 1. Gay Block, Mother's Rings on My Hands on Mother's Fur, 1994⁣ 2. Arlene Gottfried, Mommie kissing Bubbie goodbye on East 14 Street, 1991⁣ 3. Larry Sultan, Untitled (Mom Posing in Front of a Green Wall), 1984-89⁣ 4. Vardi Kahana, Cousin Yonina and her daughter Neta, 2003⁣ 5. Lauren Greenfield, Ashleigh, 13, practices on the day of her Bat Mitzvah as her mother looks on, 1993

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How does text, repetition, and artifact come together in contemporary sculpture? Today at 2 pm, join us for a gallery talk featuring three different takes on sculpture by women artists #JewishMuseumCollection— @debkass, Hannah Wilke, and @arleneshechet. Free with Admission and RSVP at TheJewishMuseum.org/Calendar