The Jewish Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving, but we resume our regular operating hours on Friday. What better way to visit with friends and family than by taking in some art.
Over the course of her life Helena Rubinstein collected objects of every sort in untold quantities. She had a lifelong love of miniature rooms and commissioned numerous doll-size dioramas, decorated in period styles. They ranged from a Spanish Baroque dining room to a mid-eighteenth-century French Rococo salon with Louis XV furniture to a mid-Victorian English [...]
At the center of Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian-American Quilt, on view at the Jewish Museum through February 15, 2015, hangs one of the most intriguing, charming, and visually intricate objects in our collection. It’s a colorful quilt, originally owned by a Russian Jewish immigrant family. The quilt was assembled in America, incorporating panels probably embroidered in [...]