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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

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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Very engaging display of Jewish culture, history, and art

On previous visits to New York, we had considered going to the museum but ultimately decided on outdoor activities instead. We even had one friend steer us away in favor of other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Edina, Minnesota

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe I am spoiled for choice as I come from Europe and have been to some fantastic Jewish sites such as the Schindler factory, Auschwitz and Yad Vashem but I felt that there wasn't all that much interesting in this museum. I had hoped to learn about the life of the Jews in New York but instead it was a... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On previous visits to New York, we had considered going to the museum but ultimately decided on outdoor activities instead. We even had one friend steer us away in favor of other museums nearby. But on our recent trip, when confronted with a steady rain, we decided to go inside. Glad we did. Wish we'd done it sooner. I really... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Jewish Museum in late October. Was pleasantly to surprised to fine many fascinating historical art pieces and information about Jewish history. Half my family is Jewish and I enjoyed learning a bit about my family history through art.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jewish Museum is a great attraction for Jews and non-Jews alike. One can lean all about the Jewish culture such as the Temple,Tabernacles, photos of multi-cultured Jews. Jews live all over the world. They speak multi languages. So you can learn all about Israel, Jewish history, the heritage in an extremely stimulating atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard about an Andy Warhol exhibit about Marilyn Monroes and Elizabeth Taylor, both whom married Jewish men. It was a small exhibit but interesting, but the main part of the museum which we looked at with old keepsakes/furniture and synagogue pieces was really great. It is a nice building too. Quite old outside but modern inside with gentle curving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We always keep an eye out for what's going on at this museum. There's a current exhibit about Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, and their lives as Jewish women. The letters are very poignant particularly those from the rabbi who knew MM and counseled her during her conversion to Judaism. Her menorah is there and many photos of her wedding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We went for the spcial exhibit on photography during early Soviet Union years, many of the phtographers Jewish. It was excellent, very creative period of time before Stalin tightened the control. A must see if you enjoy photography or if you are interesated in history of the Soviet Union or communism. We also enjoyed the special exhibit on Liz Taylor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a small Jewish Art Museum that is a must if you live in the NYC area or you are a visitor. They made a movie about one of their paintings, The Women with the Golden Arm. Please go there. The lines go quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Jewish Museum is a lovely museum that often has very interesting and out of the box exhibits. It's definitely worth checking their website to see what's going on there. Plus, they are free on Saturdays and pay what you wish on Thursdays from 5-8.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Each time I visit I find more things I am able to connect with and able to find my place in the world, who I am and where I come from. The exhibits change a few times a year and I am able to connect what I see at the museum with what I read and what I see in... 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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