Objects Tell Stories: Hanukkah Lamps in the Jewish Museum Collection

Karim Rashid, Menoramorph, New York, United States, 2005, Silicone and stainless steel. The Jewish Museum, New York Jewish Museum Centennial Commission; Purchase: Tobe Pascher Workshop Commission Program Fund, 2006-10

  Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins at sundown on December 24. Families all over the world will celebrate by singing traditional songs and enjoying sizzling latkes beside glowing candlelight. Every winter, Hanukkah commemorates the bravery of the Ancient Israelites who defeated their oppressors during the Maccabean Revolt. Candles are lit on the eight […]

This Is How We Do It: Memphis Does Hanukkah

In the latest iteration of our Masterpieces & Curiosities exhibition series, a colorful, geometric sculpture sits encased in the middle of a gallery, surrounded by other neon and pastel objects that come alive against a laminate surface of bright patterns. The work is artist and designer Peter Shire’s Menorah #7 in the Jewish Museum collection, […]