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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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Always interesting

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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33 reviews 33 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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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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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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