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Past Exhibitions - 1999

Berlin Metropolis: Jews and the New Culture, 1890 - 1918

November 14, 1999 - April 23, 2000


The city dweller confronted the vitality and diversity of urban life in the form of crowds, new modes of transportation, and a barrage of images and texts from store displays, kiosks, newspapers, and posters. The art and literature of Berlin during these years reflect this dynamism.

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John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family

October 17, 1999 - February 6, 2000


All twelve formal portraits displayed here have been reunited for the first time in more than sixty years. They tell the story of a friendship between artist and client, and offer a glimpse into the world of a privileged family of English Jews who lived nearly a century ago.

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The Changing Face of Family: Photographs from the Collection of the Jewish Museum

October 17, 1999 - February 6, 2000


This exhibition assembles images of the Jewish family from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present. Its chronological breadth reveals a significant theme: time.

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Sigmund Freud:Conflict and Culture

April 18, 1999 - September 9, 1999


Our notions of identity, memory, childhood, sexuality, and, most generally, of meaning have been shaped in relation to—and often in opposition to—Freud's work. This exhibition examines Freud's life and his key ideas and their effect upon the twentieth century.

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Ikat: Splendid Silks of Central Asia

February 7, 1999 - May 16, 1999


In the barren landscape of Central Asia, ikat hangings and robes lent vibrant color to daily life and ceremonies, creating the atmosphere of a garden, an enduring metaphor of Paradise in both Jewish and Islamic lore.

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