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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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The Jewish Museum

Very interesting exhibits. Loved the history and art. The current exhibit was the history of a local television network. Kind of wish I was a local. It looked they they have great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Waterloo, Canada

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very interesting exhibits. Loved the history and art. The current exhibit was the history of a local television network. Kind of wish I was a local. It looked they they have great workshops going on. It was well worth the price of admission. A gem of a museum.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Easy to access the museum on the museum mile. Very interesting and well laid out museum. Staff were very helpful with the information given and went out of their way to give us more info and check if other museums were open in the area. Complimentary self guided recorded player was very easy to use and very helpful. Would recommend... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I admit i must be a complete phillistine but i found nothing special about the building or the so called art inside. If you like sado-masochistic art and bits of scrap put together and called art then this is for you.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

"Revolution of the Eye" was terrific - entertaining, surprising and Laurie Simmons' "How we see" was disturbing. We forgot that the museum galleries are closed Wednesdays so had to return another day.

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Thought provoking, interestingly curated new exhibitions; a deep permanent collection. Docent tours are helpful. Museum shop is worth a stop.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The museum is free on saturday which is nice in NYC. It's not overly crowded (at least during my visit on a saturday afternoon from 3pm) meaning it's easy to wander from floor to floor and read panels. It's really informative, well constructed and explained; I really enjoyed spending a couple of hours, and I would definitively go back

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A great exhibit on the birth of American television. Also a gorgeous space and a terrific gift shop. You should go already.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The museum is located at the Upper East Side, a couple of blocks before the Guggenheim. The pieces on show are wonderful and of great historical significance even if, as in my case, you have another religion. For the Jewish people, I should imagine it is a very emotional and thrilling experience. The staff is very courteous and helpful. There... More 

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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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Additional Information about The Jewish Museum

Address: Address: 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
Phone Number: 212 423 3200
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Upper East Side
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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