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Past Wind Up Events

Thursday, March 27, 2014
8–11 pm

Snap into spring at The Wind Up with a live performance by the energetic dance band JD Samson & MEN with an opening DJ set by Gavin Russom. The evening also includes tours of the exhibition Other Primary Structures, geometric jewelry-making, and an open bar with beer and wine.

Bright Winter Night
Thursday, January 30, 2014
8–11 pm

Join us for an ethereal evening celebrating the closing of Chagall: Love, War, and Exile and threeASFOUR: MER KA BA. Featuring a live performance by the genre-defying lyrical powerhouse Mirah, this cozy winter evening also includes an international beer tasting and open bar, savory snacks, and guided exhibition tours.

Photo by Dusdin Condren

MER KA BAMystic Crystal Ball
Thursday, October 24, 2013
8–11 pm

Celebrate high fashion, futuristic architecture and a meeting of cultures in this evening of art, dance, and music inspired by avant-garde fashion trio threeASFOUR. Live music by The Crystal Ark with a DJ set by Gavin Russom., viewings of threeASFOUR’s exhibition MER KA BA, screenprinting activities with mystical patterns, pyschic readings, and a special screening of collaborative video works by threeASFOUR and Jessica Mitrani. Open wine and beer bar with ID.

Installation view of threeASFOUR: MER KA BA. Exhibition designed by Studio Christian Wassmann. Photograph by David Heald © 2013 The Jewish Museum and Art Production Fund.

Pictures PartyPictures Party
Thursday, July 18, 2013
8–11 pm

Celebrate pop to punk with an 80s-inspired evening featuring a Tanlines DJ Set followed by the band People at Parties. Enjoy refreshing summer treats, interactive art, and exhibitions tours of JACK GOLDSTEIN × 10,000.
Open bar with ID
Beer courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing Company

Sagmeister Happy FilmHappiness Therapy with Stefan Sagmeister
Thursday, May 2, 2013
8–11 pm

A night of activities inspired by the exhibition Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh. Designer Stefan Sagmeister will kick-off the evening with a preview of his documentary feature The Happy Film, now in post-production, followed by Juan Maclean DJ set, open bar, art activities, free neck and back massages, custom temporary tattoos by Tattly and sweets provided by Economy Candy! Come early & enter the raffle for an item signed by the Sagmeister & Walsh team.

Also includes tours of the exhibitions As it Were…So to Speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom and Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh.

Open bar with ID
Beer courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing Company

This program is funded by a generous endowment from the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation.

The Wind UpPretty Good Friends with Eugene Mirman
Thursday, February 21, 2013
8–11 pm

A Night of Comedy and Music Starring:
Eugene Mirman
Todd Barry
Wyatt Cenac
and Jena Friedman
Music by Eleanor Friedberger

Open bar with ID
Beer courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing Company

The Wind UPCrossing Borders: An International Beer Festival
Thursday, November 15, 2012
8–11 pm

Join us for an international beer tasting featuring beers from Italy, Germany, England, Belgium and the U.S., new brass band music by Brooklyn's own Slavic Soul Party! and tours of the current exhibition, Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries.

Open bar with ID
Beer courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing Company and the New York City Brewers Guild

Monkey trixie Little
Thursday, May 17, 8–11 pm

Experience the artistic social scene of early 20th century Paris. Dress in your finest salon era garb and celebrate in style. Acrobatic performances by Trixie Little & The Evil Hate Monkey, Music by Les Chauds Lapins, Tours of the exhibition Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890–1940, Master illusionist Jeff Grow, Live event drawings by artist Luma Rouge, Open bar.

Check out photos from the event here >.

The Wind UPKalkidan and DJ Spooky

Thursday, March 8, 2012
8–11 pm

Exhibition preview of Kehinde Wiley/The World Stage: Israel and performance by Ethiopian-Israeli hip-hop artist Kalkidan Mashasha with composer, multimedia artist and writer Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid. Check out photos from the event here.

Kalkidan is the subject of a portrait by Kehinde Wiley that will be on view in the exhibition, Kehinde Wiley/The World Stage: Israel. He is recognized internationally as a pioneer in the genre of Hip Hop/Reggae in Israel, and his music takes on all aspects of Israeli life. He has toured in both the US and Israel.

Paul D. Miller has worked on a number of compilations, remixes and collections of material, including original compositions. His written work has appeared in The Village Voice and Artforum among other publications. His work as a media artist has appeared in the Whitney Biennial and many other museums and galleries. He is the author of the Rhythm Science and Sound Unbound.

Image credit: DJ Spooky/Novara Jazz Festival 2007, Giancarlo Minelli

The Wind UPExclusive from Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky:

I'd like to offer this track as a free download to encourage people to explore The Jewish Museum, and show what can happen when you have cross-cultural exchanges that invigorate all parties involved. It was a pleasure to work with Kehinde Wiley, Kalkidan and The Jewish Museum on their March 8th event in conjunction with the exhibition Kehinde Wiley/The World Stage: Israel.

The full EP is named after the museum's evening series, The Wind Up. Hopefully you will be inspired to check out the rest of the material - how many times do we get a chance to hear Afro-Diasporic hip hop in Hebrew?!

Check it!

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky NY

The entire album will be available on iTunes. In the meantime download or listen to "Kalkidan" now.

Special Film Screening of Remembrance
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 7:30 pm.

Inspired by actual events, Remembrance depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed in Poland during World War II. In a daring escape from a concentration camp, Tomasz, a young Polish prisoner, rescues his Jewish lover, Hannah. During the chaos at the end of the war, they are forcibly separated and each is convinced the other has died. More than 30 years later, Hannah believes she has seen her Tomasz interviewed on television and she begins to search for him again.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Scott Foundas, Associate Director of Programming, Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Directed by Anna Justice
English, German and Polish with English Subtitles | 2011 | Running Time: 105m
This screening is presented in conjunction with The New York Jewish Film Festival

This program has been endowed by the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation.

Photos from The Crazy Camera Ball and CHERYL does Chanukah.