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The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)
212 423 3200
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Ranked #67 of 853 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums, Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tucuman
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193 reviews 193 reviews
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Jewish Museum of New York contains the largest collection of art and Jewish culture outside Israel. It focuses on artifacts of Jewish history and offers a broad perspective on the origins and survival of Judaism especially those which evoke its spiritual strength. Its permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, is simply excellent! It provides a very insightful... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved seeing the exhibits here. Saturdays are free entry as they don't accept cash on Shabbat. It was quiet here compared with the other big museums but it allowed us to enjoy all the artefacts at our own pace. Really worthwhile coming here.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The two times I have been to the Jewish Museum, I was there to see a special exhibit. For example, most recently, I went to see a Chagall exhibit with my wife, her mom, her brother and his family. The exhibit was extraordinary, and solely on that basis, I give the museum high marks. Next time I will make a... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There was wonderful Judaica from around the world, all beautifully displayed. The "conceptual" art by Mel Bochner was very interesting. We also had a delicious lunch there. A most enjoyable visit.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We only had 90 minutes which was insufficient for this very rich experience. The history and artifacts presented in the permanent collections presented a very insightful perspective on the driving forces of Jewish thinking and life over the centuries. The dynamic tension between the core set of beliefs and the "host cultures" in which Jews find themselves is manifested in... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The top (fourth) floor has some fun interactive activities for young children. We started there, and continued on down. We liked everything, and it combines art and Jewish history. A really nice, small museum that you will enjoy, and takes only an hour to visit. A block away, there is a great french restaurant, "Table d’Hôte," on 92nd St, which... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

For Jews and non-Jews, the Jewish Museum is well worth a visit. The permanent exhibit traces the rich history and culture of the Jewish people through documents, art and artifacts. In addition, the museum has a rich, continuing series of exhibits exploring the work of Jewish artists and the complex relationship between the Judaism and the modern art world. These... More

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Woodmere, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a museum for everyone Jewish or not. The mansion that houses it is wonderful and the history and artifacts are great for anyone to see. The new works were contemporary and thoroughly enjoyable; so different from the religious and historical.

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london, england
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

The permanent Jewish part of the museum was the section we enjoyed. The installations on the lower floor were not to our taste but the rest was well laid out and very informative, for all religions, whether Jew or Gentile.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I have been to The Jewish museum several times. No matter what they exhibit it is always well mounted and interesting. Although free on Saturdays you feel good giving even a small contribution. In a beautiful old uptown Fifth Avenue Mansion. A peaceful place.

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