The Jewish Museum Open Christmas Day With Art Exhibitions, Family Concerts, and More
Continuing its popular tradition, the Jewish Museum will be open on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, from 11 am to 5 pm. When many people are looking for something special to do, The Jewish Museum offers a fun-filled way to spend the day.
All the Jewish Museum's exhibition galleries will be open on December 25, including Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922 and Martha Rosler: Irrespective. Nefesh Mountain, a bluegrass band with a Jewish soul, will perform two concerts for all ages at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm (concert tickets are $18 per person and include Museum admission). The Museum will also host an art making workshop, with kids making hand puppets inspired by the artist Marc Chagall, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.
Admission to the Jewish Museum is $18 for adults; $12 for senior citizens; $8 for students; FREE for visitors 18 and under. For information on December 25 at the Jewish Museum, and to purchase tickets online, the public can visit TheJewishMuseum.org/december25.
11:30am and 2:00pm -TWO SHOWS!
Nefesh Mountain presents a blend of bluegrass, Celtic, and Appalachian melodies with a Jewish soul. They will perform original selections from their albums Songs from the Mountain and Beneath the Open Sky.
Concert tickets (includes Museum admission): $18 general public, $14 Jewish Museum family members
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW
CHAGALL, LISSITZKY, MALEVICH: THE RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE IN VITEBSK, 1918-1922
This exhibition explores a little-known chapter in the history of modernity and the Russian avant-garde, the People's Art School (1918-1922) founded by Marc Chagall in his native city of Vitebsk. Through some 160 works and documents, the exhibition presents key works by three iconic figures - Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky, and Kazimir Malevich - as well as works by students and teachers at the Vitebsk school.
MARTHA ROSLER: IRRESPECTIVE
Martha Rosler is considered one of the most resolute artistic voices of her generation. She employs diverse materials to address pressing matters of her time, including war, gender roles, gentrification, inequality, labor, racism and gun violence, and the current political climate in the United States. From her feminist photomontages of the 1960s and 1970s to her large-scale installations, Rosler's art is a call to action reflecting a passionate vision.
SCENES FROM THE COLLECTION The Jewish Museum's ongoing collection exhibition features nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art. Art and Jewish objects are shown together, affirming universal values that are shared among people of all faiths and backgrounds. Highlights include a small-scale version of Deb Kass's iconic sculpture OY/YO, Kehinde Wiley's monumental portrait, Alios Itzhak (The World Stage: Israel); Travel Light, a new sculpture by Arlene Schechet; and over 80 Hanukkah lamps from the Museum's renowned collection. FAMILY ACTIVITIES DROP-IN ART WORKSHOP: CHARACTER PUPPETS FOR CHAGALL
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids will make hand puppets inspired by paintings in Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922. Ages 3 and up Free with Museum admission ARCHAEOLOGY ZONE: DISCOVERING TREASURES FROM PLAYGROUNDS TO PALACES
In this engaging and thoroughly interactive experience, children become archaeologists and search for clues about ancient and modern objects. Ages 3 to 10.
About the Jewish Museum
Located on New York City's famed Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a distinctive hub for 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 is one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world. Devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, the Museum offers diverse exhibitions and programs, and 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.
Location: 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City
Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11 am to 5:45 pm; Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm; and Friday, 11 am to 4 pm.
Admission: $18.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $8.00 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5 pm to 8 pm. Free on Saturdays and select Jewish holidays.
Information: The public may call 212.423.3200 or visit TheJewishMuseum.org.