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The Jewish Museum Hosts Gallery Talks For Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism

A series of afternoon gallery talks by artists featured in The Jewish Museum's new exhibition, Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism, including Judy Chicago, Deborah Kass, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, and Mira Schor, will be offered at the Museum in October and early November. Visitors will also have the opportunity to hear from Shifting the Gaze's curator, Daniel Belasco, Henry J. Leir Associate Curator, The Jewish Museum. These gallery talks are FREE with admission to The Jewish Museum. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

Monday, October 4 Joyce Kozloff
Tuesday, October 5 Judy Chicago
Monday, October 11 Mira Schor
Monday, October 18 Daniel Belasco
Monday, October 25 Deborah Kass
Monday, November 1 Robert Kushner

Feminist challenges to creative and institutional limits have been widely influential in art since the 1960s, with the emergence of the women's art movement in the United States. The Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism exhibition explores the impact of feminism on contemporary painting. Taking the visitor through a half-century of painting, the exhibition focuses on art at the crossroads of societal shift and individual expression. Shifting the Gaze places feminist art in a larger context exploring its roots in Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Minimalism, and extending to the present, when feminist impulses remain vital in recent works targeting the representation of women in popular culture. The exhibition, with over 30 paintings and several sculptures and decorative objects, is largely drawn from The Jewish Museum's collection and also includes select loans. Works by 27 artists such as Judy Chicago, Louise Fishman, Leon Golub, Eva Hesse, Deborah Kass, Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson, Elaine Reichek, Miriam Schapiro, Joan Snyder, Nancy Spero, and Hannah Wilke, among others, are arranged thematically. Seven works in Shifting the Gaze have been acquired over the last three years.
An infrared assistive listening system for the hearing impaired is available for programs in the Museum's S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Auditorium.
Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. The stage lighting has been funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer. The audio-visual system has been funded by New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Bing.

About The Jewish Museum

Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent United States institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish 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 an important collection of 26,000 objects-paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.

General Information

Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum's website at or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

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