Jewish Museum's The Wind Up Series to Continue 1/30
The Jewish Museum presents the next event in its popular The Wind Up series, after-hours events featuring art, live music, activities, and an open bar, with Bright Winter Night on Thursday, January 30 from 8pm to 11pm. Bright Winter Night celebrates the final days of the Chagall: Love, War, and Exile exhibition, on view at The Jewish Museum through February 2, 2014. Partygoers will enjoy a live performance by indie rock singer/songwriter Mirah, an international beer tasting featuring several varieties of craft beer, an open bar with savory snacks, and guided exhibition tours of Chagall: Love, War, and Exile. The exhibitions threeASFOUR: MER KA BA and Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective will also be open to attendees.
The next event in The Wind Up series, scheduled for Thursday, March 27, focuses on Other Primary Structures, a major exhibition of global Minimal sculpture. The evening features a live set by the dance band JD Samson & MEN, exhibition tours, and geometrically inspired art making activities.
Tickets for the January 30 event are $13 in advance; $18 day of event. For further information, the public may call212.423.3337. Tickets for this program can be purchased online at TheJewishMuseum.org/TheWindUp. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.
Mirah-full name Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn-has been at the heart of the vibrant Northwest independent music scene ever since her 2001 debut album, You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This. Her follow-up album, Advisory Committee cemented Mirah's place in the alternative music canon. Addition recordings include Songs from the Black Mountain Music Project (2003), a collaboration with Brooklyn-based musician Ginger Brooks Takahashi; the 2004 anti-war album, To All We Stretch the Open Arm; the insect-inspired Share This Place: Stories and Observations (2007); (a)spera (2009), which mixes Mirah's trademark lyrical sincerity with innovative instrumentation; and The Tears That Fall (2010), featuring songs inspired by 1960s girl groups.
Chagall: Love, War, and Exile is the first U.S. exhibition to explore a significant but neglected period in the artist's career, from the rise of fascism in the 1930s through 1948, years spent in Paris and then in exile in New York. On view through February 2, 2014, the exhibition includes 31 paintings and 22 works on paper, was well as selected letters, poems, photos, and ephemera. Visitors can see evocative paintings from Chagall's years in France, darker works reflecting the political realities of the World War II-era, and by the mid-1940s, joyful, colorful compositions expressing the power of love.
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.