Saturday, March 23, 2019

600 Works From the Jewish Museum's Rotating Collection Exhibition

Hanukkah Lamp, India, end of the 19th-20th century. Copper alloy: pierced, engraved, traced, punched, and cast. 18½ x 15¾ x 4¾ in. (47 x 40 x 12.1 cm). The Jewish Museum, New York. Purchase: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney L. Quitman, by exchange, 1998-57
NEW YORK---For the first time in 25 years, the Jewish Museum presents a major new exhibition of its unparalleled collection. Scenes from the Collection transforms the entire third floor with nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art, many of which are on view for the first time at the Museum. Art and Jewish objects are shown together, affirming universal values that are shared among people of all faiths and backgrounds. The Jewish Museum’s collection spans more than 4,000 years through nearly 30,000 objects, including painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, ceremonial objects, antiquities, works on paper, and media. Viewed through a contemporary lens, the collection is a mirror of Jewish identities past and present. [More]