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 [...]

For Tu B’Shevat: Seeing Jewish farming

The first almond tree blossoms in Israel are a sign that Jewish Earth Day is just around the corner. Environmental awareness and responsibility is the major theme in celebrating Tu B’Shevat, the holiday also known as the New Year for the trees, on February 8. Originally observed as a harvest festival, in ancient Israel Jews [...]

Saying Goodbye in 2011

All of us at The Jewish Museum are sad to have said goodbye to many prominent artists with works in the museum’s collection who died last year. Among them are a painter, a printmaker, two photographers and a paper cutter who broke from tradition. All led remarkable lives and added unquestionably to the culture at large as well as to the richness of the museum’s [...]