December 22, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Composed features the artwork of seven contemporary artists using conventional forms of photography—including traditional portraiture, photojournalism, and online profile pictures—to focus on the highly mediated politics of sex and desire. As a group they build an emotional portrait of the national, ethnic, and sexual identities that make up our public and private lives.
December 2, 2011 - January 29, 2012
Renowned author and illustrator Maurice Sendak selects a group of Hanukkah lamps from the museum’s spectacular collection. As the son of Polish immigrants, Sendak could feel at home among the many Eastern European lamps that feature elaborate Torah arks, exuberant floral ornament, and fantastic animals. Yet Sendak surprised himself with his choices.
November 4, 2011 - March 25, 2012
The Radical Camera offers a comprehensive look at the Photo League, a group of politically engaged street photographers who captured city life from the end of the Great Depression to the start of the Cold War. Featuring more than 140 works by some of the most noted 20th-century photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Sid Grossman, Lisette Model, Aaron Siskind, Paul Strand, and Weegee.
November 4, 2011 - March 25, 2012
In NYC Weights and Measures, Jem Cohen chronicles a city that exudes noise and bustle, but balanced with beauty and tranquility. A compendium of street footage, the video shows a ticker-tape parade, street musicians, the subways...life above and under ground.
September 9, 2011 - January 29, 2012
This exhibition features over 80 original works by the award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day, the first modern full-color picture book to feature an African-American protagonist.
July 31, 2011 - October 30, 2011
Maya Zack’s installation invokes a Jewish family’s apartment in 1930s Berlin via computer-generated images viewed through 3D glasses. A sound component based on the artist’s interviews with the man who fled that home accompanies the piece.
May 6, 2011 - September 25, 2011
Featuring over 50 works of art—by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh and more—from The Baltimore Museum of Art’s world-renowned Cone Collection, this exhibition focuses on the remarkable vision of two Jewish sisters and collectors, Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, and the personal relationships they formed with artists such as Matisse and Picasso, as they shaped their extraordinary collection.
March 11, 2011 - July 31, 2011
This exhibition presents 30 years of whimsical drawings and paintings by Maira Kalman. The author of several books including The Principles of Uncertainty and Ooh-la-la (Max in Love), Kalman is known for her lush illustrations and witty observations of the world around her.
March 11, 2011 - June 26, 2011
Featuring 30 marriage contracts (ketubbot) from around the globe and dating from the medieval period through the present, this exhibition illuminates the artistic relationship between Jewish communities and the countries in which they lived as well as marriage customs and patterns of patronage.
February 11, 2011 - October 23, 2011
In the darkness of a photographic darkroom, a conversation unfolds between a daughter and her mother. As they print 14 images taken between l959 and l982 at their kibbutz in the Western Negev, the images shape a conversation about family, history, and the demise of a socialist utopia.