One of the world's largest and most important institutions devoted to exploring the scope and diversity of Jewish culture. Founded in 1904, the Jewish Museum now holds a collection of more than 27,000 items, ranging from archaeological artifacts to works by the foremost contemporary artists. The museum is committed to enhancing appreciation and understanding of Jewish culture and history.
Ongoing exhibition Scenes from the Collection features nearly 600 works that range from antiquities to contemporary art, with treasures as diverse as a 1721 Italian marriage contract, an elegant circa-1900 Seder plate, and a Kehinde Wiley portrait—many on view for the first time.
Pictured: Deborah Kass, OY/YO, 2016, produced 2017, painted aluminum mounted on a polished stainless steel base. Purchase: gift in honor of Norman Kleeblatt, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator of the Jewish Museum from 2005-2017. Artwork © Deborah Kass / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.