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¬†that challenge expectation, inverting tradition to make works all about women. These […]