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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
Description: The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that...
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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I like the fact they frequently change their shows. One month they may be showing Chagalls and another month something else that is entirely different. Although the space is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I like the fact they frequently change their shows. One month they may be showing Chagalls and another month something else that is entirely different. Although the space is small compared to other museums, there is much to see. The cafe is very good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was my second visit to the Jewish Museum. First Chagall, now Helena Rubestein. The curators there are very professional and presented a beautifully arranged show. I learned about Helena Rubenstein in a chronological manner and obtained an understanding of Helena Rubenstein's success.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While you are putting together your list of museums to visit while you are in NY, consider the Jewish Museum along with MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum and the Neuwe Gallery. It is in the same general area as the others (MOMA is not as close) and has the same exceptionally high quality exhibits as the others. You will not be... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

While space constraints prevent the museum from displaying anything like a major portion of their collection, what has been curated for you is always very interesting and compelling. The limited time shows are particularly well done and probably will consume most of your time here. The two gift shops (separate floors) are extremely well curated for both topical items (nearest... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went for the Helena Rubinstein exhibit and came away with a wealth of knowledge about a diminutive Polish girl who became a well respected world figure and art collector. The curator did a masterful presentation. The permanent collections were very interesting as well. Admission is reasonable and free on Saturdays. It's located amid many other museums along 5th Avenue's... More 

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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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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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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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