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Past Exhibitions - 2004

Collective Perspectives: New Acquisitions Celebrate the Centennial

November 5, 2004 - March 6, 2005


Featuring highlights from among new acquisitions, this exhibition includes major works by Christian Boltanski, Adolph Gottlieb, Anselm Kiefer, Adi Nes, Chana Orloff, Jules Pascin, and Man Ray. Newly commissioned works of Judaica by contemporary artists and designers including Lyn Godley, Chunghi Choo, and Karim Rashid will also be shown.

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December Dilemma: Jews, Television, and the Holiday Season

November 2, 2004 - January 2, 2005


A compilation of video clips from educational and entertainment programs provides an overview of conflicted emotions surrounding the December holidays.

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Arnold Newman

October 3, 2004 - January 16, 2005


Training his lens on the most illustrious cultural and intellectual figures of the twentieth century, Arnold Newman forged a new tradition of portrait photography. This exhibition of 21 portraits includes Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keefe, Marc Chagall, Louise Nevelson, Leonard Bernstein, and David Ben-Gurion.

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Our Great Garden: Nurturing Planet Earth

September 26, 2004 - July 31, 2007


The Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam translates from Hebrew to 'Repairing the World.' This new exhibition for families and children explores ways in which we can fulfill this value in our daily lives, through appreciation and protection of the natural environment.

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Innovator, Activist, Healer: The Art of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis

September 10, 2004 - January 16, 2005


This is the first full-scale exhibition celebrating the art, teaching methods and spirit of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis (1898-1944), the remarkable Bauhaus artist and art teacher who taught children in the TerezĂ­n ghetto and concentration camp.

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Urban Eden: Three Videos by New York Artists

July 1, 2004 - October 31, 2004


In this collection of videos, three artists examine the pleasures and pains of city life. Works by Jem Cohen, Neil Goldberg, and Shalom Gorewitz.

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Re/collecting: A Centennial Installation by Shimon Attie with Norman Ballard

June 25, 2004 - January 16, 2005


On the occasion of The Jewish Museum's centennial, artist Shimon Attie, in collaboration with Norman Ballard, presents a year-long, multimedia installation that illuminates the shifting conversations that have shaped the museum's mission over the last century.

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Modigliani: Beyond the Myth

May 21, 2004 - September 19, 2004


The Jewish Museum will present the first major exhibition of Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) in New York since his 1951 retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art.

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Gate of Death

April 18, 2004 - June 30, 2004


Ghosts and memories linger in Gate of Death, a melancholy and haunting video meditation on the Holocaust, presented in conjunction with Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on April 18.

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My America: Art from The Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955

March 26, 2004 - July 25, 2004


Works by such prominent artists as Ilse Bing, Morris Louis, Elie Nadelman, Ben Shahn, and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, illuminate the intersection of American art and Jewish-American history in the first half of the 20th century.

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Focus on the Soul: The Photographs of Lotte Jacobi

February 6, 2004 - April 11, 2004


Jacobi learned the principles of photography from her father, and, in 1927, took over the family portrait studio in Berlin.

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Elijah Chair: Art, Ritual, and Social Action

February 6, 2004 - April 11, 2004


Elijah Chair, a video sculpture on view in the new Goodkind Media Center, was created for the Times Square Seder, a public art and social action project which took place in New York in 2002.

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