Some Final Q&As from #AskACurator Day

We had a great time participating in this year’s #AskACurator Day on Twitter! On Wednesday, September 17, four members of our Curatorial and Collections teams stepped up to answer questions tagged with the #AskACurator hashtag using our handle @TheJewishMuseum. We were asked everything from what newly acquired collection objects we’re excited about, to how our curators got started, to how historic exhibitions such as Primary Structures have influenced the Museum.

While the fast-paced day is still fresh in our minds, we wanted to take the opportunity to answer a few outstanding questions with the help of our wider team. Enjoy the replies after the jump; we’ll see you for the next #AskACurator Day on September 16, 2015!

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Relevant Language: Speaking about Mel Bochner

Liz Kotz, Scott Rothkopf, James Meyer, and Norman Kleeblatt. Photo by Roger Kamholz, the Jewish Museum

September 18′s Dialogue and Discourse program, Relevant Language: Speaking about Mel Bochner, was held in conjunction with the exhibition Mel Bochner: Strong Language, which closes on Sunday, September 21.

Panelists Liz Kotz, Associate Professor, University of California Riverside; James Meyer, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art; and Scott Rothkopf, Nancy and Steve Crown Family Curator and Associate Director of Programs, Whitney Museum of American Art, have all worked with Mel Bochner at various points in his career. The panel discussion of different facets of the artist’s work was moderated by Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator Norman Kleeblatt.

Video from last night’s event will be posted here as soon as it becomes available! Sign up to get updates about future programs in your inbox!

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What Will YOU Ask? #AskACurator Day 2014

Get ready – on Wednesday, September 17, hundreds of museums around the world are participating in the fifth annual #AskACurator Day on Twitter, and we are looking forward to taking your questions! To participate, be sure to use the hashtag #AskACurator and tag the Jewish Museum by using our handle, @TheJewishMuseum.

This year, four members of our Curatorial and Collections team will be on standby to answer your questions from noon – 3 pm on Wednesday, September 17. Read more about them here:

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