The Jewish Museum
Located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a museum at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world.
The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. Their distinguished exhibition history reveals a deep and rich exploration of Jewish culture and identity, and includes some of the most seminal exhibitions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Their dynamic education programs – from talks and lectures, to performances, to hands-on art making and more – serve a wide range of audiences, including families, teens, students, educators, and visitors with disabilities.
As an art museum representing the diversity of Jewish culture and identity, the Jewish Museum believes in free expression and an open society. The museum embraces multiple viewpoints regardless of race, gender, national origin, or religion, and opposes discrimination in all its forms.
Their exhibitions and public programs provide platforms for cross-cultural dialogue, fostering empathy, mutual understanding, and respect. They champion the powerful roles art and artists can play in our communities, both inside and outside the Museum’s walls.
For more than a century, the Jewish Museum has illuminated art and Jewish culture from biblical times to the present, offering intellectually engaging and educational exhibitions and programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. Together with its unparalleled collection, the Museum provides an ever-changing and dynamic range of opportunities for exploring multiple facets of the global Jewish experience, and for educating current and future generations.