As Hannukah begins on the same day as Christmas Eve this year (December 24), it seemed like an especially pertinent time to explore one of the many treasures found in the Jewish Museum collection: Sigmund Freud’s sterling silver cigar box.
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins at sundown on December 24. Families all over the world will celebrate by singing traditional songs and enjoying sizzling latkes beside glowing candlelight. Every winter, Hanukkah commemorates the bravery of the Ancient Israelites who defeated their oppressors during the Maccabean Revolt. Candles are lit on the eight […]
In the latest iteration of our Masterpieces & Curiosities exhibition series, a colorful, geometric sculpture sits encased in the middle of a gallery, surrounded by other neon and pastel objects that come alive against a laminate surface of bright patterns. The work is artist and designer Peter Shire’s Menorah #7 in the Jewish Museum collection, […]