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The Jewish Museum

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Address: 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
Phone Number: 212 423 3200
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11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Tue 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore...

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.

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The permanent collection is easy to navigate reviewing the history of the Jewish people. There were also 3 other rotating exhibits that were interesting especially the Andy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Paris, France

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The permanent collection is easy to navigate reviewing the history of the Jewish people. There were also 3 other rotating exhibits that were interesting especially the Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor displays.

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Cortland, NY
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While one of the temporary exhibits ("Unothodox") was frankly horrific to my pedestrian eyes, I give this museum credit for having the guts to curate it. Other than that, I was very impressed with this little gem of a museum. Other temporary exhibits were well curated and well researched and the permanent exhibits dazzling. Definitely worth the time.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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463 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I am not Jewish, I am addicted to this museum. They constantly have a new take -- with a Jewish twist of course -- on subjects that other museums miss. For example, I've seen several exhibits in the past several years on art in the Soviet Union -- many different forms. Currently they have an extraordinary exhibit "The Power... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The permanent exhibit of Jewish history showing objects and texts is a little boring but the rotating exhibits are well curated and usually interesting. Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor as converts? Outsider art. Soviet photography. Check it out.

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The special exhibits were great: Did you know Marylyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor both converted to Judaism. $15.00 per person to enter. Went on a Sat and it was free but the cafeteria isn't open and they dont have head sets avail on Sat. Would recommend it very highly.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We have visited many times and are familiar with the permanent collection. For us, much depends on the current exhibition. The "Unorthodox" exhibition now there was disappointing and its place in a "Jewish Museum" questionable. On the other hand, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor as Jews was fascinating, as was the exhibit on Soviet art, in which the work of... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a very good museum for the history of the Jewish people and the American Experience. That said, the present special exhibit 'UNORTHODOX shows the works of artists that would better be at P.S.1 the outpost in Queens of MOMA. Free admission on Saturday (the Sabbath) reduced the feeling of being mislead as to museum content.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Our family (of three) went here the other day to check out an exhibit on 1920's era Soviet photography and early film. We ended up staying for hours wandering through all the rooms, taking in all the art and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! It's a smaller museum and some people may think it's a religious relics type space and although there... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Enjoyed very much this engaging ad informative museum. A bit cramped in some ares but really gives you some good information of how jewish maintained there culture and Dna!! Interesting about Monroe and Taylor but I amazed no acknowledgement on the centenary of the birth if Arthur Miller, one of the most important playwrights of the 20 th century and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A very abbreviated main gallery of Jewish history, life, celebrations and leaders. Rotating galleries of art and a lame exhibit of Marilyn Monroe/Liz Taylor was a real let down. Something to do if you have been to everything else in NYC.

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Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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