Friday, June 30, 2017

The Latest Exhibits at The Jewish Museum

Exhibitions Now on View at The Jewish Museum
Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry is the first major U.S. exhibition in over 20 years of the work of the modernist painter, designer, and poet Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944). It showcases over 50 paintings and drawings in addition to costume and theater designs, photographs, and ephemera, revealing Stettheimer's singular and often satiric vision and significant role in American modern art. The exhibition highlights the artist's distinctly personal style of painting, her position amidst New York's artistic elite and avant-gardes, and her continued influence on artistic practice today. Through September 24, 2017
The writings of Walter Benjamin, the influential German Jewish philosopher and cultural critic, are the basis for The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin. The exhibition examines themes in the author's magnum opus The Arcades Project via contemporary artworks by artists such as Chris Burden, Andreas Gursky, Adam Pendleton, Taryn Simon, and, Cindy Sherman,  with annotations by the American poet Kenneth Goldsmith. Through August 6, 2017
Charlemagne Palestine's Bear Mitzvah in Meshugahland features hundreds of plush toys, including teddy bears, which the artist regards as shamanic representations of the soul. This colorful, fantastical world of visual artist, musician, composer, and performer Charlemagne Palestine (b. 1947, Brooklyn, New York) is influenced by childhood experience and by the artist's Brooklyn Jewish roots. Through August 6, 2017
Installed in the lobby of the Jewish Museum, the ongoing series Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings features an installation by Vivian Suter (b. 1949, Argentina) in her first museum exhibition in the U.S. Suter lives and works in Panajachel, Guatemala, on a former coffee plantation that is abundant with vegetation and surrounded by mountains, volcanoes, and Lake Atitlán. Her work embraces the unpredictability of her natural environment, and her paintings portray its wildness. Through October 22, 2017

Opening September 15, 2017
Modigliani Unmasked
Modigliani Unmasked is a revelatory exhibition that features early drawings by Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) that were acquired directly from the artist by Dr. Paul Alexandre, his close friend and first patron. These works-many of which are being shown for the first time in the U.S.- will illuminate how Modigliani's heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew is pivotal to understanding his artistic output. The exhibition will include approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani's paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. 

About the Jewish Museum
Located on New York City's famed Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and is one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world. Devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, the Museum offers diverse exhibitions and programs, and maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years.

The Jewish Museum is a fabulous stop on Museum Mile. They have some really cool exhibits and the building itself is a work of art. I really love the smaller museums and the wonderful history they have to offer.

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