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The Jewish Museum

Address: 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212 423 3200
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Ranked #39 of 619 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, 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...
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Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Tue 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday which means it was free to enter. We were disappointed we had to check the stroller at the door. Very inconvenient when you're with a toddler. The Helena Rubinstein exhibit was interesting and the permanent exhibits are certainly enjoyable. Sadly, the Gift Shop was closed but I'll return on another day of the week, for... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to the Jewish Museum to see an exhibit of the paintings of Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, both Abstract Expressionists from NYC. I have to admit I hadn't known Lewis and I ended up liking his paintings better than hers, though she has a remarkable vision of her own. While at the museum we noticed an "installation" by... More 

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The building has beautiful architecture. We were excited to see the Helena Rubinstein exhibit. It was interesting and I really didn't know how popular and wonderful she was. I have a lot of respect for her and the museum educating me on her history. The museum gift shop is very nice and well designed, as is the museum. My only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

even if you're not remotely interested in judaism, a trip to the jewish museum is well worth the effort. there are regular exhibitions including art and photography that are just as fascinating and enlightening as any exhibit at one of the big museums in new york.

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great museum toward the top of Fifth Avenue. There are always excellent exhibits. I just love the place. The size is not overwhelming. Check out what they are showing and see if it interests you. The exhibits change frequently, and I have found them to always be well curated. Also, the museum is free on Saturdays, which... More 

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Haworth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

They always have at least one "temporary" exhibits. This time it was the Helena Rubinstein exhibit which was outstanding in all respects. Nicest part about this place is that it is manageable.....not overwhelming in any way. Cafeteria is closed for alterations. The building itself is a work of art. The permanent exhibits on the history of the Jewish people are... More 

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LA, Calif
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

After several years of arriving when the museum was closed, we finally made it here. This is a beautifully presented museum that probably has mostly Jewish attendees but there is so much here for everyone. The history and artifacts are an education for all. The current exhibition of Helena Rubenstein is marvelous. We visited her family home in Kraków but... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Here is the big secret: It is open free on Saturdays. Secret number two: you don't have to be Jewish. but the store is not open Saturdays. The current special exhibit on cosmetic magnate Helena Rubinstein is so good that I've already gone twice. Watch the 50s or 60s style commercials for spas, and beauty routines..A hoot.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We have passed this museum for years and had time during the NY Marathon and decided to visit. The museum is very well done depicting the history of Judaism through out history.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There is one more museum that we by no means wanted to just go by. That is the Jewish museum in the Fifth Avenue, right across the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in the Central Park. That is an art museum and in the same time some kinda of the storage for the numerous artefacts of the Jewish culture and largest... More 

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