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The Jewish Museum Is Open Today, Christmas Day, with Chagall & Spiegelman Exhibitions and More

Album cover for Let's Go Coconuts by the Macaroons.

Continuing its popular tradition, The Jewish Museum will be open on Christmas Day, today, December 25 from 11am to 4:30pm. When many people are looking for something special to do, The Jewish Museum offers an eagerly anticipated, fun-filled way to spend the day. A highlight this year is two ticketed concerts for families starring The Macaroons at 11:30am and 2:00pm. Concert tickets are $20 per adult, $15 per child.

All of The Jewish Museum's exhibition galleries will be open that day, including the special exhibitions Chagall: Love, War, and Exile; Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective; threeASFOUR: MER KA BA; Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Medieval Aquamanile; Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Claire Fontaine; and Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video. Also on view are the Museum's permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey; and Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces, an interactive exhibition for families.

Admission to The Jewish Museum on December 25 is $15 for adults; $12 for senior citizens; $7.50 for students; FREE for visitors 18 and under.

DECEMBER 25 AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

11:30am and 2:00pm -TWO SHOWS!

FAMILY CONCERT: THE MACAROONS

Families can enjoy a guitar-based sound that recalls everything from the Kinks to Queen to the Shins. The Macaroons will perform such songs as Hurry Up and Light The Candle and Mezuzah.

A spinoff from the acclaimed indie rock band The LeeVees, The Macaroons have delighted children and families in synagogues, JCCs, and concert venues across the country. Their first album, Let's Go Coconuts, was released in 2010.

Concert tickets: $20 per adult; $15 per child; $17 adult Jewish Museum family level member; $13 child Jewish Museum family level member

12:30pm - 4:00pm

DROP-IN ART WORKSHOP

Inspired by the exhibition, Chagall: Love, War, and Exile, families will create character finger puppets using collage and patterned papers.

Free with Museum admission

EXHIBITION FOR FAMILIES

ARCHAEOLOGY ZONE: DISCOVERING TREASURES FROM PLAYGROUNDS TO PALACES

In Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces, an engaging and thoroughly interactive experience, children become archaeologists as they search for clues about ancient and modern objects. Visitors discover what happens after archaeologists unearth artifacts and bring them back to their labs for in-depth analysis.

EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW DECEMBER 25

CHAGALL: LOVE, WAR, AND EXILE

For the first time in the United States, artwork by Marc Chagall from the 1930s and 1940s is gathered to reveal a lesser-known side of the artist. Beginning with the richly evocative paintings of his years in France, the exhibition illuminates an artist deeply responsive to the suffering inflicted by war and to his own exile and personal losses. By the late 1940s, Chagall returns to colorful, joy-filled work celebrating love. The exhibition includes 31 paintings and 22 works on paper, as well as selected letters, poems, photos, and ephemera.

ART SPIEGELMAN'S CO-MIX: A RETROSPECTIVE

This first U.S. retrospective celebrates the career of one of the most influential living comic artists. The exhibition spans Art Spiegelman's career from his early days in underground comix to provocative New Yorker covers and artistic collaborations in new media. Included are over three hundred preparatory sketches, preliminary and final drawings, plus prints and other ephemeral and documentary material.

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