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My America: Art from The Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955

March 26, 2004 - July 25, 2004


Highlighting The Jewish Museum's unique collection of American art, this exhibition focuses on the first half of the twentieth century, a period of great social change and artistic activity during which Jewish artists played a major role in shaping the direction of American art. Through painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photography, My America will present works concerned with Jewish identity and involvement in American culture and politics, and range in style from Social Realism to Abstract Expressionism. Over 75 works by such prominent artists as Theresa Bernstein, Adolph Gottlieb, Jacques Lipchitz, Morris Louis, Elie Nadelman, Ben Shahn, Raphael Soyer, Alfred Stieglitz, and Weegee will be on view.

Louis Ribak (American, 1903-1979)
Coalminers, late 1930s
Oil on canvas
Framed: 34 x 39 1/4 x 1 in. (86.4 x 99.7 x 2.5 cm.)
The Jewish Museum
Gift of Beatrice Mandelman Ribak

Major support for My America: Art from The Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955 is given in honor of Evelyn G. Clyman by the Eugene M. and Emily Grant Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Joseph Alexander Foundation and Diane, Daniel, and Matthew Wolf.

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1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128