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 […]

Remembering Filmmaker Chantal Akerman

  Marking its 25th anniversary, the New York Jewish Film Festival in January 2016 presented a retrospective of films from the Festival’s history. We were proud to bring back Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s film Tomorrow We Move from 2004, and to feature the U.S. premiere of a new documentary on Akerman by Marianne Lambert entitled […]