Skip Navigation

Past Exhibitions - 2010

A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind's Line of Fire

November 19, 2010 - January 30, 2011


Daniel Libeskind, an international figure in architecture and urban design, creates a bold and stunning installation with a selection of 40 Hanukkah lamps from the Museum’s renowned collection.

more | gallery

Seven Artists Inspired by Hanukkah

November 19, 2010 - January 30, 2011


Featuring contemporary works of art from the museum’s collection, this exhibition reminds us that miracles are the stuff of powerful inspiration and they can make for good fun too.

more

Houdini: Art and Magic

October 29, 2010 - March 27, 2011


Escape artist and showman extraordinaire, Harry Houdini captivated the world with his astonishing feats. Stunning period posters, unusual theater ephemera, and dramatic historic photographs of Houdini’s performances are complemented by contemporary art works by artists inspired by Houdini such as Matthew Barney.

more

Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism

September 12, 2010 - January 30, 2011


This exhibition explores the origins and impact of feminism on contemporary painting from the 1960s to now. Eva Hesse, Joan Snyder, Deborah Kass, and many other artists forged new avenues for painting by expanding its subjects and inventing new techniques in abstraction, collage, and realism.

more | gallery

Shulie: Film and Stills by Elisabeth Subrin

September 12, 2010 - January 30, 2011


By remaking an obscure documentary about radical '60s activist Shulamith Firestone, artist Elisabeth Subrin offers a nostalgic and somewhat cynical reflection on the legacy of second-wave feminism.

more

Fish Forms: Lamps by Frank Gehry

August 29, 2010 - October 31, 2010


As part of a design competition sponsored by the Formica Company, internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry created a series of lamps based on the form of a fish which had become something of a personal icon for him. A selection of Gehry’s colorful and luminous lamps will be on view in this exhibition that will also explore the significance of fish imagery in the architect’s work.

more

David Goldblatt Exhibition

South African Photographs: David Goldblatt

May 2, 2010 - September 19, 2010


David Goldblatt, one of South Africa’s most highly regarded photographers, was witness to apartheid’s infiltration into every aspect of South African life. His photos do not look at the large events or the public face of violence; rather they focus on the world of ordinary people and the minutiae of everyday life, illuminating the depth of injustice and the character of the people who imposed it and who struggled against it.

more | gallery

South African Projections: Films by William Kentridge

May 2, 2010 - September 19, 2010


South African William Kentridge’s art is internationally acclaimed for its dramatic narrative invention and for its extraordinary technique. Grounded in recent South African history, Kentridge's complex narratives address personal and universal concerns of love, greed, jealousy, and memory.

more

Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey

March 14, 2010 - August 1, 2010


America’s favorite monkey, the irrepressible Curious George, is always in trouble! In a great turn of fate, he helped his creators get out of life-threatening danger. Nearly 80 original drawings for Margret and H. A. Rey's children’s books and documentation related to their escape from Nazi-occupied Europe are on view.

more | interactive timeline

Modern Art, Sacred Space: Motherwell, Ferber and Gottlieb

March 14, 2010 - August 1, 2010


In 1951, renowned architect Percival Goodman commissioned Abstract Expressionist artists Robert Motherwell, Adolph Gottlieb, and Herbert Ferber to create contemporary works of art for the modern synagogue in Millburn, New Jersey, that he designed. The exhibition features the three site-specific works by these artists, as well as studies, in-progress photographs, and an architectural model.

more

The Monayer Family: Three Videos by Dor Guez

March 14, 2010 - September 7, 2010


Visual artist Dor Guez offers perspectives from different generations of a Christian Arab family. Counted among 125,000 Christian Arabs, the Monayers consider themselves a minority within a minority.

more

New York Jewish Film Festival 2010

January 13, 2010 - January 28, 2010


An extraordinary international film showcase since 1992, this collaboration between The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center explores and celebrates the Jewish experience through dramas, documentaries, claymation, and short films.

more

Plan Your Visit

The Jewish Museum - 5th Avenue
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128

Hours

Calendar