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The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)
212 423 3200
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Ranked #67 of 830 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

When I visited there were special exhibitions on Marc Chagall and Art Spiegelman. These were well curated and informative. The museum also had permanent exhibits on varied subjects such as ancient history, synagogue life and Shabbat. Again these were well done. Exiting through the security system was a bit confusing but this was only a minor issue. I did not... More

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Stamford CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Visited to see the Chagall exhibit before it closed -- amazing and very moving, considering the history behind Chagall's life, as well as the Art Spiegelman exhibit, also fascinating. It's free on Saturdays, but very crowded, although you can skip the line if you're a member. Also the interactive Children's Archeology exhibit on the top floor is closed on Saturday.... More

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Long Beach, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I visited The Jewish Museum on a very crowded, free admission Saturday. It was the last weekend to see Marc Chagall’s “Love, War, and Exile.” The museum opened at 11am. I arrived at noon and joined a long line of people on the sidewalk, waiting to enter. It took about 30 minutes to get inside the museum. I went to... More

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Plantation, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Super museum of Jewish history. Also saw a temporary exhibit of Marc Chagall. Excellent. It was crowed, but free, on Saturday. :)

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philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We went for the special exhibit that my husband wanted to see. He enjoyed it immensely, but it wasn't my thing. My daughter and I enjoyed the main exhibits on the 3rd & 4th floors. Not overwhelming...some interesting pieces.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Jewish Museum presents a broad perspective on the origins and survival of Judaism without bogging down in minutiae. There are plenty of other sources to explore in depth. The materials on exhibit evoke the spiritual strength of Judaism and its ability to survive all attempts to destroy it. Told through a series of beautiful artifacts, the story of Judaism... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were shocked at the Chagall exhibit (leaves Feb 2 2014)- we had always thought of stained glass windows. We had no idea that his first wife was his inspirational muse, even as he remarried and that he painted crucifixions, using Jesus on the cross as a symbol of Jewish suffering. We are still processing these thoughts - was he... More

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Superb Art Spiegelman exhibit. Best for me were his New Yorker covers and the post-9/11 cartoons he did in the Forward. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We stood in line for quite a while on the last Saturday in December - always a busy time in New York City. It was well worth it. Besides the beautiful cultural and artistic treasures of the museum, we also had an opportunity to view an exhibit of the exquisite modern art paintings of Marc Chagall. Highly recommend this treasure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We were fortunate to visit during the Art Spiegelman and Marc Chagall shows. These are, to put it mildly, very different, but genuinely extraordinary shows. Run, don't walk!

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