Remembering Eva Hesse


  The life of artist Eva Hesse was brief and tumultuous. Born in Hamburg in 1936, her family fled Nazi Germany when she was only two years old. They resettled in New York where she was raised in the German Jewish community of Washington Heights, Manhattan. Her parents separated and she lost her mother to […]

Feminist Intervention: Five Objects from the Jewish Museum Collection


As part of the social media campaign #5WomenArtists, we are highlighting women artists on our blog throughout the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month. Drawing on the Jewish Museum collection, Collections Manager Katherine Danalakis has chosen works by Jewish women artists┬áthat challenge expectation, inverting tradition to make works all about women. These […]

Five Women Artists in the Jewish Museum Collection


The Jewish Museum has a rich collection of work by women and a strong history of mounting solo shows of women artists. As an art history student, I remember coming to see exhibitions at the Jewish Museum on artists like Eva Hesse and Louise Nevelson, and powerful female figures from history, like the divine Sarah […]