Movies That Matter: Bringing Film on Identity and Tolerance to Teens

Movies That Matter

Movies that Matter: Film Screenings for Schools at the Jewish Museum, now in its 17th year, is a twice yearly series that invites middle and high school classes to explore themes of identity, culture, and tolerance by viewing award-winning documentaries and engaging in post-screening conversations. The free program serves close to 2,000 students per year […]

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 […]

Can You Name Five Women Filmmakers?


  Throughout Women’s History Month, the Jewish Museum is taking part in the online campaign #5WomenArtists to celebrate women in our collection, exhibitions, and institutional history — and our history is not only limited to supporting visual artists. The New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), co-presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has always […]