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 [...]
Mel Bochner: Strong Language, which is in its final week on view at the Museum, marked a kind of homecoming for the artist. Nearly 50 years ago, when he was fresh out of art school and new to New York City, Bochner worked as a guard at the Jewish Museum – that is, until he was let go for snoozing on the job.
“Hey, I’m over here, I’m over here.” These are the words Jack Goldstein wanted you to hear. “That’s what my paintings have always been about,” he told artist and writer Meg Cranston in a May 2001 interview in Venice, California. “I’ve always been screaming that through my work.” Jack Goldstein wanted to be seen. To [...]