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 [...]
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.