Jewish Museum to Present Mel Bochner: Strong Language, 5/2-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

From May 2 through September 21, 2014, The Jewish Museum will present Mel Bochner: Strong Language, a survey of Bochner's career-long fascination with the cerebral and visual associations of words. The exhibition will include over 70 text-based works. Among the highlights are his mid-1960s Portrait Drawings, never before exhibited in New York, and paintings from the last decade using synonyms derived from the latest edition of Roget's Thesaurus. Bochner was inspired by the Thesaurus' new permissiveness to broaden his linguistic references, juxtaposing proper with vernacular, formal against vulgar, high against low. (more...)

Journalist Paul L. Williams' CRESCENT MOON RISING Examines Rise of Islam in America
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

In 1975, Leo Rosten published his Religions of America, an exhaustive compilation of statistical information on every major and minor group of believers in the country. In retrospect, it may seem surprising that the book contained no discussion of Islam. But this was not an oversight; for at the time Muslims in America were a statistically insignificant minority, numbering fewer than one thousand individuals. By contrast, Islam is today the second-largest and fastest growing religion in America, with more than six million adherents. (more...)

Museum of Jewish Heritage Announces March-April Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2010

The March-April public programming schedule at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will feature controversial films, engaging performances, family-friendly fare, and compelling discussions. (more...)

Wasserstein's 'Third' is First-Rate at Huntington Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 15, 2008

Wendy Wasserstein's final play is a treasure trove of rich characters and intelligent writing, mixed with humor, warmth, politics, and poignance (more...)