In Conversation: Willem de Rooij (Part 2)

This is the second of two posts recounting excerpts from an interview with Willem de Rooij regarding his exhibition Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Willem de Rooij, which closes on April 19.  Read part 1 of our interview here. In 2002, Dutch-born Berlin-based artist Willem de Rooij began a series of projects in which he collaborates [...]

Dance Yourself Free

This Sunday, the Jewish Museum will host its annual Freedom Art Jam to celebrate Passover with art, music, and dancing. This family-friendly event features performances by The Macaroons and Baby Loves Disco, as well as activities such as matzah storybook making and gallery tours. In anticipation, we sat down with Rachel Levine, Senior Manager of Family Programs, to [...]

Ouida Lewis on Norman Lewis

In autumn 2014, Ouida Lewis, widow of abstract expressionist Norman Lewis (1909 – 1979) joined Chief Curator Norman Kleeblatt for a tour of the JM exhibition From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945 – 1952, which offered a revealing parallel view of two key Abstract Expressionists. Below, Ouida Lewis reflects on her late husband’s childhood, temperament, [...]