October 19, 2014 - The Jewish Museum - Fall 2014 public programs
October 19, 2014

Fall 2014 public programs

Jazz artist Steve Coleman in concert on November 6. Photo: Patrícia Magalhães.

Public programs
Fall 2014

The Jewish Museum
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The Jewish Museum is pleased to announce its fall public programs schedule, featuring lectures and conversations, music and film, and more.

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A Closer Look gallery talks
Weekly in-depth explorations of select works of art
Mondays, 1pm

From the Margins: Lee Krasner | Norman Lewis, 1945–1952
October 20 & 27; November 10 & 24

Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power
November 3 & 17; December 1, 8 & 15

Dialogue and Discourse
What’s at Stake for Abstract Painting Today—and Where Do We Go from Here?
Thursday, October 23, 6:30pm
Why, at a time when there is greater interest in abstraction, is so much art seemingly unconcerned with evolving the visual landscape? And why is so much of it embraced by collectors, and not by critics and curators? Perhaps one question answers the other. This panel considers what’s at stake for abstract painting today. Moderated by critic and curator Bob Nickas, and featuring artists Joanne Greenbaum, Philip Taaffe, and Stanley Whitney.
Free with pay-what-you-wish admission, RSVP recommended

Author talk
Ayelet Waldman
The Saul and Gladys Gwirtzman Lecture
Wednesday, October 29, 6:30pm
Celebrated author Ayelet Waldman reads from her new novel, Love and Treasure, a spellbinding tale of contraband masterpieces, tragic love, and the unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes, centered around the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train in World War II.

Bang on a Can: From the Margins
A concert featuring Steve Coleman, Jonathan Finlayson, and Anthony Tidd
Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm 
Composer, saxophone player, bandleader and 2014 MacArthur Fellow Steve Coleman performs alongside frequent collaborators Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) and Anthony Tidd (bass) in a concert exploring the connection between Abstract Expressionism and jazz, which began in the galleries and clubs of New York in the 1940s, as avant-garde artists from each world learned more about each other.

This Is How We Do It
A Russian-American Quilt
Tuesday, November 11, 2pm
Claudia Nahson, Morris and Eva Feld Curator, leads a gallery talk on the process of developing the latest exhibition in the Masterpieces & Curiosities series.
Free with Museum admission; RSVP recommended

Wish You Were Here: Gertrude Stein
Thursday, November 13, 6:30pm
Portrayed by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, “Gertrude Stein” sits down with Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, as part of our unusual, participatory series of interviews with the subjects of Warhol’s famous portraits of influential Jews of the 20th century. Christov-Bakargiev is a former Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13) and current Visiting Professor in the Department of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University.
Free with pay-what-you-wish admission, RSVP recommended

The Wind Up
Thursday, November 20, 8–11pm
The Wind Up returns this fall to celebrate From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945–1952. Join us for an evening of music and art, featuring a live set by rapper, performance artist, and poet Mykki Blanco; a DJ set by emerging artist and music producer P. Morris; spin art T-shirt making; an abstract painting station; and exhibition tours. The event also includes an open beer and wine bar.

The Powder & the Glory
The Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Media Program
Thursday, December 4, 6:30pm
The film chronicles the story of two pioneering entrepreneurial women—Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein—global rivals who created an industry, became cultural icons, and changed the way we look at ourselves. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with directorsAnn Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman.

This program has been funded by a generous donation endowment from the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation.

This Is How We Do It
Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power
Tuesday, December 9, 11:30am
Rebecca Shaykin, Leon Levy Assistant Curator, speaks about the process of reconstructing an art collection for the exhibition Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power. 
Free with Museum admission; RSVP recommended

Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest presents:
Alice Hoffman in conversation with Anita Diamant
Thursday, December 11, 7pm
Acclaimed writer Alice Hoffman—author of The Museum of Extraordinary Things, The Dovekeepers, and many more—will join Anita Diamant, author of The Boston Girl and The Red Tent, among other books, for a discussion on the craft of writing and the enduring importance of fiction. The winners of the annual Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest also read from their winning stories.

Daniel Gortler
Thursday, December 18, 7:30pm
Acclaimed Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler—who has performed as a soloist, in chamber music ensembles, as lieder accompaniment, and with orchestras around the world—joins us for an evening of classical music, featuring pieces by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Clara Schumann. The selections by Clara Schumann include seldom-performed compositions that highlight her tumultuous and romantic relationship with the two other composers.

Public programs are made possible by endowment support from the William Petschek Family, the Trustees of the Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation, William Halo, Benjamin Zucker, the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund, with additional support from Marshall M. Weinberg, the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation, the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation and Ellen Liman.
Public program support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


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