On Thursday, June 30, performance artist Jibz Cameron — aka Dynasty Handbag — brings her performance event Weirdo Night from Los Angeles to New York City in the latest iteration of the Jewish Museum’s late night program The Wind Up. Also open for viewing on Thursday evening will be the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, which delves deep into the American fashion designer’s unconventional design choices, irreverent sense of humor, and collaborations with performance artists such as Mark Morris and Sandra Bernhard. Ahead of her performance at the Jewish Museum, we interviewed Dynasty Handbag on the role of fashion in her performances, the joy that is Weirdo Night, and what Wind Up attendees can look forward to on Thursday night.
In 1981, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Jewish Museum, formerly the Felix and Frieda S. Warburg House on 1109 Fifth Avenue, a New York City landmark. Responsible for protecting the city’s architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings, the Landmarks Preservation Commission was created in 1965 in response to the mounting losses of historically significant buildings in New York City. Continue reading
Movies that Matter: Film Screenings for Schools at the Jewish Museum, now in its 17th year, is a twice yearly series that invites middle and high school classes to explore themes of identity, culture, and tolerance by viewing award-winning documentaries and engaging in post-screening conversations. The free program serves close to 2,000 students per year from schools in and around New York City, representing public and private schools, special education, homeschooling organizations, and diverse religious and secular institutions. Hosting students from differing backgrounds offers an intimate forum to interact socially and learn from diverse perspectives and experiences.