We went to the museum to see the Speigleman comix exhibit. But realized that both it and the Chagall exhibit were well worth our time. Both exhibits were excellent.
Located on 5th Ave in museum row, this small, elegant museum houses an impressive collection. The recent Chagall exhibit was professionally displayed with contextual information and helpful wall text regarding each work. Being a museum cafe junkie I was looking forward to a meal in the lower level Lox cafe. The variety, quality and price were excellent.
The permanent collection is interesting and relatively complete. Interesting for viewers with some knowledge of Jewish usages; but also understandable to anyone with little or no knowledge. Their special shows are usually extremely good and well put together. Only avoid the shop and cafe. Both disappointing.
when you enter the museum door your heart fills up with that special feeling of connecting to all those who are there and the reason for being there. After seeing the current chagall exhibit our whole family truly enjoyed the experience. Even the 4 year old had fun during story time as well as making comic strips in the kids... More
Retrospective of the work of the author of Maus, both absorbing and moving. Of interest to everyone but with a special resonance for the children and grandchildren of survivors.
We went to the Jewish Museum during our recent visit to NYC and are so glad that we did. We were staying in Manhattan and took the subway and then enjoyed a stroll through Central Park to get to the Museum. I suggest getting there early, at opening as it gets crowded later in the day, particularly during holiday time.... More
The Chagall exhibit and the Art Spiegelman (Maus) exhibits at the Jewish Museum are both excellent and well worth a visit. Both exhibits are very powerful and well worth spending some time really poring over them. Very recommended...
Had an hour or so to fill prior to a Broadway show and wanted an activity that would be meaningful but not take up half a day or half our budget. Stopped into the Marc Chagall exhibit for $15/ticket and was captivated. With about 30 paintings alongside personal letters and drawings, you are invited into the pre and post-war experience... More
The Chagall Exhibit at the Jewiash museum is a must see. It is both beautiful and interesting . The theme is Love, War and Redemption. It is very poignant many of the paintings were done while he was in exile in the USA. Cleary he suffered emotionall a great deal which is dramatically evident in his work.
Wow - I don't consider myself to be at all competent to rate this experience but I'll try in my best prose of an electrical engineer from California. The Jewish Museum has a retrospective (through January 2014) of the life of graphic artist/avant garde cartoonist Art Speigelman. The focus of the exhibit is the "Maus" series, documenting in a graphic... More
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