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Past Exhibitions - 2012


Collection Tableaux

November 23, 2012 - February 3, 2013

Contemporary artists Beth Lipman, Izhar Patkin, and Studio Armadillo, complemented by early twentieth-century painter Isidor Kaufmann, inspire contemplation on the role of tables as gathering places for ritual, ideas and memories.


Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

November 2, 2012 - March 24, 2013

Internationally acclaimed artist Sharon Lockhart explores the work of Israeli dance composer and textile artist Noa Eshkol in a large-scale film installation and series of photographs. A selection of Eshkol's wall carpets and materials from her archive are also on view.


Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

October 19, 2012 - March 24, 2013

Two video works from artist Ori Gersht's desert series explore borders, thresholds, and transitions in time and place.


Bodleian Manuscripts

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries

September 14, 2012 - February 3, 2013

Over fifty manuscripts, many of them illuminated, from the renowned Bodleian Libraries at Oxford, highlight the role of Hebrew books as a meeting place of cultures in the Middle Ages. Many of these works are on view in the United States for the first time.

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Izhar Patkin

Izhar Patkin: The Messiah’s glAss

September 14, 2012 - November 11, 2012

Patkin's ephemeral images, drawn from foundational events and myths of the creation of modern Israel, are suspended between materiality and immateriality.



Word Symbol Space

August 11, 2012 - October 7, 2012

Using modernist abstraction as a jumping off point, six contemporary artists infuse personal, historical and cultural meaning into otherwise abstract works of art through words and symbols.


Joseph Kosuth

Joseph Kosuth: 'À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur) #58'

July 5, 2012 - April 28, 2013

Originally part of a monumental, labyrinthine installation, 'À Propos' draws from the writings of the social anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss.


Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940

May 4, 2012 - September 23, 2012

This exhibition features key works in various media by Edouard Vuillard, the twentieth-century master whose unique blend of tradition and modernity evokes the refined and sophisticated society of his patrons, many of whom were Jewish.

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Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin: a small world...

March 30, 2012 - October 14, 2012

Juxtaposing home movies from each of the two artists’ families—one African American and one Jewish American—this video focuses on the intersections of middle-class life across ethnic lines.


Kehinde Wiley / The World Stage: Israel

March 9, 2012 - July 29, 2012

Contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley’s new series The World Stage: Israel—vibrant large-scale portraits of Israeli youths from diverse ethnic and religious affiliations, each embedded in a unique background influenced by Jewish ritual objects—is featured along with the artist’s selection of traditional Jewish papercuts and textiles from The Jewish Museum’s collection.

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Lawrence Weiner: NO TREE NO BRANCH

March 1, 2012 - June 30, 2012

This work started with an old, inherently isolationist Yiddish saying, and through altering and transforming the text, this renowned conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner creates a humanist statement.


New York Jewish Film Festival 2012

January 11, 2012 - January 26, 2012

Presented by The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the 21st annual New York Jewish Film Festival will showcase World, US and New York premieres of dramatic feature films, fascinating documentaries, and engaging shorts exploring the Jewish experience around the globe.

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