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How can I propose an exhibition at The Jewish Museum?

The Jewish Museum does not develop its exhibition programming from unsolicited submissions. However, if you are interested in proposing an exhibition, please view our past exhibitions and upcoming exhibitions pages for a sense of our programming and mission.

If you wish to submit a proposal please send the following materials. Materials sent without a self-addressed stamp envelope will not be returned. Proposals are reviewed quarterly and returned accordingly.

  1. Cover letter with your contact information
  2. A maximum two page exhibition proposal detailing the themes and artists included in the exhibit
  3. The curator’s CV or resume
  4. An illustrated checklist with artist’s name and date, medium, and dimension
  5. A CD with a maximum of 10 images
  6. Brief biographies of all of the artists
  7. A self-addressed, stamped envelope

Please mail submissions to:

Curatorial Department Manager
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128


I own a work or artifact that is relevant to the museum’s collection, and would like to donate/sell it to The Jewish Museum. What should I do?

Since its inception, the museum’s permanent collection has grown and benefited from private donations and acquisitions. If you own a work that you believe would be of interest to the museum, please send us the following:

  1. Contact information including an address, phone number, and e-mail.
  2. A cover letter that states your intentions for acquisition or donation and explains how the object came into your possession. Please include:
    • The artist's name and title of the work (if applicable) or country of origin
    • Date
    • Medium
    • Dimensions
  3. Clearly labeled images of the front and back of the work

We will contact if we are interested in acquiring your work.

We cannot accept original art objects for consideration and we cannot review objects in person.

Please mail submissions to:

Curatorial Department Manager
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128


Does the Museum appraise or authenticate works of art or artifacts?

No. The Museum and its staff are unable to identify, authenticate, or perform appraisals of works of art or artifacts for the public. We suggest that you consult a reputable art dealer, appraiser, or auction house. You may also wish to contact the Appraisers Association of America to get more information on certain types of appraisals.


How can I introduce The Jewish Museum to my artwork?

The Jewish Museum reviews work from many artists and artists’ representatives worldwide. We recognize that many of the artists that submit material for review are talented and meritorious of exhibition. However, we are rarely able to accommodate unsolicited submissions for exhibitions.

Please note that the artist review procedure is intended for informational purposes only, and that the staff does not provide critique or comments on the work submitted. We regret that due to the large volume of submissions, we often cannot respond individually. Submissions are reviewed quarterly and will be returned accordingly. If there is interest in the artwork, our staff will contact you. Please do not call to inquire about the status of your submission.

Before submitting materials, we ask that you visit the museum website in order to determine if your work is appropriate to The Jewish Museum’s programming and mission.

We cannot accept original art objects for consideration and we cannot review materials or portfolios in person.

Submissions should include hard copies of the following:

  1. Contact information, including an address, phone number, e-mail, and website, if applicable. Please note that while linking to an artist’s website is encouraged, this is supplementary to the submission and submissions must always include the materials outlined below.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume or Artist's CV with education and exhibition history
  4. Artist's statement
  5. Up to 10 jpeg images on CD. We will also accept color print-outs or photographs of your work no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Please clearly mark these materials with artist's name and contact information.
  6. Image list with artist's name, title, date, medium, and dimensions
  7. Up to five reviews
  8. If you would like your materials returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Materials without an SASE will not be returned.

The Jewish Museum is not responsible for materials submitted.

Please mail submission materials to:

Curatorial Department Manager
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

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