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Past Exhibitions - 2006

Light x Eight: The Hanukkah Project

November 25, 2006 - February 4, 2007


In celebration of Hanukkah, this exhibition will explore how eight contemporary artists use the transformative properties of light to create luminous, magnificent visual objects and spaces.

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Food for Thought: A Video Art Sampler

October 31, 2006 - February 28, 2007


In these four videos from two generations of artists, food is a resource for memory, a way of connecting or disconnecting with family, and above all, a means of digesting one's own identity. Works include Martha Rosler's Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975), Jessica Shokrian's Ameh Jhan (2001), Boaz Arad's Gefilte Fish (2005), and Laura Kronenberg's 1973 video of Abbie Hoffman making gefilte fish in the Chelsea Hotel.

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Alex Katz Paints Ada

October 27, 2006 - March 18, 2007


For almost fifty years, the American painter Alex Katz has painted a series of portraits of his wife, Ada. These portraits raise fascinating questions, piquing us with how much they reveal and how much they conceal about their subject.

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Masters of American Comics

September 15, 2006 - January 28, 2007


Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, comic strips and comic books have been a tremendously influential form of mass media. Masters of American Comics brings together the work of fourteen artists, from Winsor McCay to Chris Ware, who have defined and expanded the possibilities of a vastly popular art form.

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Superheroes: Good and Evil in American Comics

September 15, 2006 - January 28, 2007


Comic book superheroes created from 1938 to 1950, such as Superman and Batman, are presented in this exhibition. The show includes art by 15 Jewish comic book artists and writers--among them, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, and Bob Kane and Bill Finger--and illuminates how the comic characters these artists created explored the battles of good and evil before, during, and after World War II.

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Idol Worship: Video by Ariela Plotkin and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

July 3, 2006 - October 26, 2006


Casting themselves in star roles, artists Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, and Ariela Plotkin use music video and celebrity pop culture as a means to transgress conventions and to resist the allurements of contemporary society.

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Eva Hesse: Sculpture

May 12, 2006 - September 17, 2006


The first major New York museum exhibit of Eva Hesse's sculpture since 1972 will focus on large-scale works she created in the years 1965-70. Also featured: never-before-exhibited family diaries, photos, and letters.

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Counting Omer

April 18, 2006 - October 22, 2006


Count the omer with this interactive version of Saphyr, the omer calendar by Tobi Kahn.

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Max Liebermann: From Realism to Impressionism

March 10, 2006 - July 30, 2006


Approximately 45 paintings by Max Liebermann (1847-1935)--the majority of which have never been seen by an American audience--will highlight stylistic changes in Liebermann's art, as he introduced modernism to Germany, and became one of his country's most renowned cultural figures.

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1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128

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