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The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)
212 423 3200
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Ranked #72 of 859 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums, Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum is located on New... more » Owner description: The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum is located on New York's famed Museum Mile. « less
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Bronx, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We took advantage of their Pay What You Wish session, beginning Thursday at 5pm and it was surprisingly quiet, even in August. It is very informative about the history and traditions of Judaism. Personally I thought that the space given over to the Blah, Blah, Blah exhibition of Mel Bochner's art was excessive though it is interesting.

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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

4000 years of history in one place. It was very interesting and got lots of info. Affordable 15$ ticket and the audio guide is free. Outstanding service.

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Tucuman
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Jewish Museum of New York contains the largest collection of art and Jewish culture outside Israel. It focuses on artifacts of Jewish history and offers a broad perspective on the origins and survival of Judaism especially those which evoke its spiritual strength. Its permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, is simply excellent! It provides a very insightful... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved seeing the exhibits here. Saturdays are free entry as they don't accept cash on Shabbat. It was quiet here compared with the other big museums but it allowed us to enjoy all the artefacts at our own pace. Really worthwhile coming here.

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New York City, New York
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350 attraction reviews
344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The two times I have been to the Jewish Museum, I was there to see a special exhibit. For example, most recently, I went to see a Chagall exhibit with my wife, her mom, her brother and his family. The exhibit was extraordinary, and solely on that basis, I give the museum high marks. Next time I will make a... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There was wonderful Judaica from around the world, all beautifully displayed. The "conceptual" art by Mel Bochner was very interesting. We also had a delicious lunch there. A most enjoyable visit.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We only had 90 minutes which was insufficient for this very rich experience. The history and artifacts presented in the permanent collections presented a very insightful perspective on the driving forces of Jewish thinking and life over the centuries. The dynamic tension between the core set of beliefs and the "host cultures" in which Jews find themselves is manifested in... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The top (fourth) floor has some fun interactive activities for young children. We started there, and continued on down. We liked everything, and it combines art and Jewish history. A really nice, small museum that you will enjoy, and takes only an hour to visit. A block away, there is a great french restaurant, "Table d’Hôte," on 92nd St, which... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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133 reviews 133 reviews
59 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

For Jews and non-Jews, the Jewish Museum is well worth a visit. The permanent exhibit traces the rich history and culture of the Jewish people through documents, art and artifacts. In addition, the museum has a rich, continuing series of exhibits exploring the work of Jewish artists and the complex relationship between the Judaism and the modern art world. These... More

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Woodmere, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a museum for everyone Jewish or not. The mansion that houses it is wonderful and the history and artifacts are great for anyone to see. The new works were contemporary and thoroughly enjoyable; so different from the religious and historical.

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