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Past Exhibitions - 2007

From The New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig

November 4, 2007 - March 16, 2008


William Steig was a brilliant cartoonist for The New Yorker and an award-winning, beloved author of children's books, including Shrek! and Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. This exhibition delves into every phase of Steig's prolific career, which spanned eight decades.

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Repairing the World: Contemporary Ritual Art

November 4, 2007 - March 16, 2008


This exhibition highlights a group of contemporary ceremonial artworks from The Jewish Museum's collection. These works, innovative in design and message, explore a wide range of contemporary issues facing both modern Jewish life and broader society.

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Object of Desire: Yael Kanarek's World of Awe

October 30, 2007 - February 24, 2008


Yael Kanarek presents digital prints and online art from the third chapter of her World of Awe integrated media project. Focusing on languages, alphabets, and Near Eastern themes, she weaves English, Arabic, and Hebrew into rich narratives and dazzling visuals.

Please note, this exhibition is open Sunday through Thursday.

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Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces

Permanent Exhibition


This interactive exhibition will reveal to children what happens after archaeologists unearth artifacts, and bring them back to their labs for in-depth analysis. Children will take on the role of archaeologists as they search for clues about objects dating from ancient times to the present day.

Closed on Saturdays

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Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country

September 16, 2007 - February 3, 2008


Camille Pissarro was among the preeminent French Impressionists. Nearly 50 paintings and works on paper--including rarely-seen masterworks--explore his interest in the urban environment and rural countryside outside Paris where he lived and worked.

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Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side: Photographs by Bruce Davidson

September 16, 2007 - February 3, 2008


Acclaimed photographer Bruce Davidson's intimate and moving images of writer Isaac Bashevis Singer and residents of New York City's Lower East Side -- taken from 1957 to 1990 -- reveal Singer's literary world of Holocaust survivors and East European Jewish immigrants.

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Love and Loss: A Video Trilogy by Neil Goldberg

August 18, 2007 - October 14, 2007


Neil Goldberg's videos--at once personal and detached, humorous and poignant--are anxious reflections on aging, mourning, and death. Goldberg uses family members as willing subjects and agents in his conceptual art.

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The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend

May 5, 2007 - September 16, 2007


Louise Nevelson, a towering figure in 20th century American art, continues to inspire artists today through her pioneering installations and sculptures made of found wood. This exhibition, the first major survey of Nevelson's work since 1980, includes 66 sculptures, works on paper, and two room-size masterworks.

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Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art

March 10, 2007 - August 5, 2007


Life in Israel provides inspiration for 23 artists in this wide-ranging exhibition.

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Landslide:
A New Media Installation by Shirley Shor

March 10, 2007 - August 5, 2007


Combining custom software, video projection, and a sculptural element, Landslide addresses geography, contested borders, and political power.

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