Steve Coleman on Music, Language, and Spontaneous Composition

“The main part of my journey,” Steve Coleman says, “has been about trying to learn more about how to use music as a language to discuss the things I find compelling in this universe and in nature.” Coleman – a saxophonist, bandleader, and recent MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship recipient from Chicago’s South Side – is a thoughtful musician [...]

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 [...]