Prayer is an essential part of the High Holidays. The artists LoVid through their diverse practice use language, song, music, video, and electronics to connect people. Their video garment Retzuot (ShinShinAgam), which is currently on view in Reinventing Ritual, brings these concepts of prayer and connection together into one beautiful and thought-provoking work. The artists […]


Shana tova (happy new year) to readers of the blog. During this time of thinking about renewal as we celebrate the Jewish new year Rosh Hashanah and contemplate the coming Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, a number of works currently on view at The Jewish Museum stand out. The image shown here is a […]

Reinventing Ritual is now open!

We had an absolutely incredible turnout on Monday night, with a long line outside, which I hear has never before happened at a JM opening. People compared it to a Biennial, which is so gratifying because that was one of the unspoken ambitions for this show. The energy and enthusiasm was amazing and inspires us […]