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Freud, Kushner and Spiegelman to Headline WISH YOU WERE HERE at The Jewish Museum, Dec 2013

Highly regarded curator Jens Hoffmann joined The Jewish Museum in a newly created position as Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs in November 2012. Hoffmann is conceptualizing ideas and strategies for exhibitions, acquisitions, publications, research, and public programs, drawing on his global perspective and deep knowledge of contemporary art and visual culture. Formerly Director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco from 2007 to 2012 and Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London between 2003 and 2007, Hoffmann has organized more than 40 shows internationally since the late 1990s. Hoffmann is known for applying a multi-disciplinary approach to his curatorial practice.

Michael S. Roth is author of six books including Memory, Trauma, and History: Essays on Living with the Past (2011) The Ironist's Cage: Trauma, Memory, and the Construction of History (1995), and Knowing and History: Appropriations of Hegel in Twentieth-Century France (1998). He has also edited several books of intellectual and cultural history, and was curator of the exhibition Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture, which opened at the Library of Congress and was on view at The Jewish Museum in 1999.

Tickets: Free with Pay-What-You-Wish-Admission - RSVP Recommended

Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The stage lighting system has been funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer.

About The Jewish Museum: Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary. Located at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, The Jewish Museum organizes a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed and award-winning temporary exhibitions as well as dynamic and engaging programs for families, adults, and school groups. The Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of 25,000 objects - paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ritual objects, and broadcast media.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Jewish Museum admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Admission is Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm and free on Saturdays. For information on The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at TheJewishMuseum.org.

Images: Left: Jens Hoffmann. Photo by Robert Adler. Center: Andy Warhol, Sigmund Freud, from Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century, 1980, screenprint on paper. The Jewish Museum, New York, Gift of Lorraine and Martin Beitler, 2006-64.10 © 2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / ARS, New York / Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York / www.feldmangallery.com. Right: Michael S. Roth.

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