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Past Exhibitions - 2005

Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama

December 2, 2005 - April 2, 2006

The first major museum show ever devoted to the great French actress will illuminate her life and art through painting, sculpture, photography, costumes, jewelry, stage designs, her furniture and personal effects, as well as selected films and recordings.

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Mix and Match: Love, Religion, and Cultural Diversity on TV

November 1, 2005 - February 28, 2006

This 30-minute compilation of video clips from the Museum's broadcast archive examines portrayals of interfaith and intercultural love on television.


The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography

September 23, 2005 - January 29, 2006

Through works by distinguished contemporary photographers and video artists, this exhibition will explore the remarkably diverse face of Jewish life in the United States today.


Inner Realities: Self-Taught Artists from The Jewish Museum Collection

September 2, 2005 - October 23, 2005

Drawn from the collection of The Jewish Museum, paintings by self-taught Israeli and American artists encompass Jewish holidays, scenes of daily life, and biblical themes running the gamut from the joyous to the tragic. Memory and vivid imagination act as catalysts in the creation of astonishing pictorial worlds.


Joan Snyder: A Painting Survey, 1969-2005

August 12, 2005 - October 23, 2005

Over 30 of Joan Snyder's major works are presented in the most comprehensive museum survey of this influential artist's paintings to date. This exhibition incorporates groundbreaking 1970s "stroke paintings" and subsequent works expressing Snyder's political and social concerns and personal associations.


Old Country

July 1, 2005 - October 31, 2005

This film, adapted from a stage work by a Toronto-based dance company, offers a contemporary perspective on a European community confronted with the Holocaust.


Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak

April 15, 2005 - August 14, 2005

Through original drawings, sketches, costumes, and sets, this exhibition will examine Sendak's art, his Jewish identity, and his latest work, Brundibar -- a picture book and opera created in collaboration with Tony Kushner.


Body Politic: Recent Video by Israeli Artists

March 9, 2005 - June 30, 2005

In this exhibition of recent videos, Alona Friedberg, Limor Orenstein, Sharon Glazberg, and Hilla Lulu Lin use the human body and stunning imagery to examine nationhood, landscape, and personal history.


The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and Their Salons

March 4, 2005 - July 10, 2005

The exhibition will examine representative salons from Berlin, Vienna, Paris, London, New York, and Milan, their hosts, participants, and the art that flourished as a result of the contacts and conversations that took place there.


Aleph: A Film by Wallace Berman

January 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005

Aleph is an artist's meditation on life, death, mysticism, politics, and pop culture. Berman uses Hebrew letters to frame a hypnotic, rapid-fire montage that captures the energy of the 1960s.


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