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Mel Bochner, Blah Blah Blah, 2008, oil on canvas, 16 × 20 in. Collection David and Evelyn Lasry. Artwork © Mel Bochner

We use language in a myriad of ways—from writing lengthy school essays to 140-character tweets. What do our words represent? Can we change their meaning by putting them in a different context? Can the words we use every day be works of art?

Delve into these questions and experiment with printmaking, painting, and installation art inspired by the exhibition Mel Bochner: Strong Language. Using words in surprising ways, Bochner’s work raises questions about the role and power of language. Over the course of one week, explore our relationship to words and how we use them to make meaning in works of art.


Middle School Session
August 11–15
9:30 am–Noon

High School Session
August 11–15
1:30–5 pm

To register or for more information, please call 212.423.3254 or email

Check out the photos from last summer!

The Jewish Museum reserves the right to cancel the classes in the event that there are not enough students.

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

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