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 [...]

Behind the Scenes of A Hanukkah Project

Hanukkah has arrived and with it another opportunity for The Jewish Museum to show off its tremendous collection of Hanukkah lamps. This year, curator Susan Braunstein teamed up with architect Daniel Libeskind to mount the exhibition A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind’s Line of Fire. As a curatorial assistant working in Judaica, I was able to [...]

Conserving Adolph Gottlieb’s Torah Ark Curtain

Created for the Congregation B’nai Israel synagogue in Millburn, New Jersey, Adolph Gottlieb‘s Torah Ark Curtain is decorated with symbols in a compartmentalized form, a scheme that the artist also used in his Pictograph paintings at the time. Gottlieb was inspired by forms and expressions associated with non-Western art as well as Jungian philosophy of the [...]