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The Jewish Museum

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Address: 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
Phone Number:
+1 212-423-3200
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11:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Sat - Tue 11:00 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore...

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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Wonderful museum on Fifth Ave.

My husband and I visited this museum on Jan. 7th to see two special exhibits -" Pierre Chardeau" and "Take Me I'm yours". I had never heard of Chardeau before and the exhibition... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Buffalo
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Buffalo
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited this museum on Jan. 7th to see two special exhibits -" Pierre Chardeau" and "Take Me I'm yours". I had never heard of Chardeau before and the exhibition was a revelation - beautifully curated, it brought his work in design and architecture to life. It runs through March and I strongly advise a visit to... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It looked and felt like this museum was totally based upon what had been donated. The information, even about the holocaust or formation of Israel was sparse, to say the least. There were several unintelligible films, again, not on any of the more known incidents in Jewish history.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Israel and many other Jewish museums around the world, I was excited to visit this place. The top two floors are a timeline of history, accompanied by artefacts and archeological finds. The ground and first floors were contemporary modern art which just isn't my scene so we skipped this and went straight to the shop. Lots of... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took both kids 12 and 9. Important, educational and informative. They have guided tours that worth joining. I think we will come back.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a huge museum, but so well worth a visit. The Pierre Chareau exhibition was expertly and imaginatively curated. Kudos to those who conceived and executed this exhibition. Chareau deserves to be more widely appreciated and for his superb furniture designs, not just for the maison de verre. If this is the standard of the exhibitions mounted by the Jewish... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Focus on Jewish culture and Jewish artists. Attended when two great exhibits were being held: The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film and Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to see the loaned Sargent portrait. It was lovely and tastefully flamboyant as only Sargent can do. An additional exhibit of saved central European synagogue pieces was very stirring.

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Crozet, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For $15/adult, $7.50 for students, and $0 for under 18, we enjoyed surprisingly ancient, clearly explained, and emotional exhibits about world history of the Jewish faith. Also a textbook example of how to portray any culture in a non-monolithic manner. Museum also features changing artist exhibits having nothing to do with Jewry. Hints: It's only three blocks from the Guggenheim... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum with a small but interesting collection. We went the first day of Chanukah, and there was an odd exhibit of free or nearly free stuff to take. The nearly free items were Yoko Ono's Air Capsules for a quarter. I especially enjoyed the furniture and menorah collection from around the world.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We included a stop at the Jewish Museum simply to see inside one of the city's great townhouses. This was rather disappointing compared to the much more intact Neue Gallerie, but what held us instead was a surprisingly diverse collection of exhibitions that rand the gamut of Jewish heritage to contemporary cultural contributions, to wildly expressive modern art. A little... More 

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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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