New York City’s Jewish Museum collects and exhibits Jewish art and culture for people of all backgrounds.
The museum co-produces the New York Jewish Film Festival with Film at Lincoln Center, and regularly produces excellent exhibitions on the work of Jewish artists across the Latin world.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
UPPER EAST SIDE
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of New York
Cooper Hewitt Design Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 12 – September 8, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ One of the great poets of the 20th Century also knew exactly where the light enters you
LINCOLN CENTER, Daily, January 9-22, 2019 ~ Films from around the world that explore the diversity of Jewish experience
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Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 West 65th St
between Amsterdam & Columbus
January 10 – 23, 2018
The Jewish Museum
Upper East Side
OPENED September 15, 2017
CLOSING February 4, 2018
The Legacy of a Great People
The Jewish Museum was founded in 1904 in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Today it is one of the world’s leading museums of Jewish art and culture. The permanent collection and exhibitions document 4,000 years of Jewish history around the world.
Spain’s historic Jewish community played an important role in the Spanish Golden Age when Jews, Christians, and Muslims together developed one of the world’s most advanced societies of the time. Specifically, Jewish poets who wrote in Arabic recovered Western philosophy in Greek and Latin from the great libraries of Islam. They left a cultural legacy that remains a cornerstone of Western Civilization. It wouldn’t have happened if we weren’t together.
New York City’s Jewish community has played a major role in creating American cultural traditions that we don’t even think of as Jewish. Many American traditions of the United States, started in the Jewish communities of New York City’s Lower East Side.
The Jewish diaspora is everywhere in the world. It is notable how many great Latin artists and thinkers are Jewish.
Conversations around Jewish identity have special relevance in our era of mass migration. The Jewish people are some of the world’s most experienced migrants. Many of the museum’s exhibitions thoughtfully consider issues of migration and assimilation.
Many old Jewish neighborhoods in New York City are Hispanic neighborhoods today. We grew up together in East Harlem (El Barrio), the Lower East Side (Loisada), The Bronx, and Brooklyn.
So when you visit the Jewish Museum, you are not only looking at Jewish culture, but rather a culture that has become an important part of all of us.