November 8, 2013 - April 20, 2014
The first Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings lobby commission, Tears, by French artist Claire Fontaine, consists of nine neon signs suspended from the ceiling. Each reads “isle of tears” in a different language, a reference to the experience of immigrants passing through Ellis Island.
April 11, 2014 - August 3, 2014
The second iteration of The Jewish Museum’s new series Masterpieces & Curiosities focuses on an important photograph in the collection by American photographer Diane Arbus. This captivating picture shows Eddie Carmel, a sideshow attraction billed by promoters as “The World’s Tallest Man,” as he struggles to stand upright in his parents’ Bronx apartment. By showing Arbus’s image and its mesmerizing subject in both historic and metaphorical contexts, this exhibition explores the symbolic implications of gigantism and hopes to elucidate our culture’s pervasive fascination with the extraordinary.
March 14, 2014 - August 3, 2014
This two-part exhibition will feature sculptures by artists working in the 1960s in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa and reexamine the historic Jewish Museum show Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors (1966) from a global point of view.
November 8, 2013 - February 5, 2016
This longterm series offers a rotating selection of vigorous film and video works by contemporary artists from around the world – with a particular emphasis on work being made outside western Europe and the United States.