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, […]

The Spirit of Roberto Burle Marx Design at the Jewish Museum Shop

A 20th century renaissance man, Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx’s creative output was not only limited to landscape architecture but also included painting, sculpture, and designs for textiles, jewelry, theater sets and costumes, ceramics, and stained-glass. His reputation as an abstract modernist was defined by his major projects which blended the geometric and biomorphic forms he became known […]

Brazilian Flair Comes to New York

A bold black and white undulating wave contrasts against the lush garden surrounding it. Enjoying the warm weather, visitors lounge on the wave while reading, chatting, and watching passersby. The wave is a series of modular benches in the Cooper Hewitt’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. The Cooper Hewitt, which neighbors the Jewish Museum, was […]